UK Covid live: Starmer says PM's decision to abstain on extending £20-per-week benefit uplift 'pathetic'

Latest news: Nadhim Zahawi criticises Sir Keir Starmer’s motion calling for government to abandon plans to scrap uplift to universal credit

11.02am GMT

At Westminster this morning lorry drivers are staging a protest on behalf of the Scottish fishing industry, which has seen orders lost, prices fall and boats tied up in port because post-Brexit regulations are making it much harder for them to export their produce.

10.56am GMT

Yesterday, in an article in the Sunday Telegraph (paywall), also written up as a news story, Robert Jenrick, the communities secretary, announced plans intended to make it harder for local councils in England to remove contentious historical statues. He claimed:

Latterly there has been an attempt to impose a single, often negative narrative which not so much recalls our national story, as seeks to erase part of it. This has been done at the hand of the flash mob, or by the decree of a “cultural committee” of town hall militants and woke worthies. We live in a country that believes in the rule of law, but when it comes to protecting our heritage, due process has been overridden.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: UK Covid live: Starmer says PM's decision to abstain on extending £20-per-week benefit uplift 'pathetic' ———