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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 23
Not around for a few days ... keep up with and
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BBC News (UK) Oct 22
“Real leadership is about being realistic… Constantly telling us the crisis is going to be over soon hasn't really worked" Former Chancellor George Osborne tells what he thinks of the PM's approach to the pandemic 🎧 Listen on
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
Replying to @bbclaurak
And, (in least surprising news ever), he tells he won't be new BBC Chair, has not applied, and to boot, he tips Richard Sharp, formerly Sunak's boss in banking world, for the job, after some whispers this week
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
Replying to @bbclaurak
This is WELL worth a listen - Osborne says.. - govt indulging in 'optimism bias', should be more realistic about the pandemic - says he has told Johnson not to 'be at war' with Treasury - says devolution 'came of age' this week but project still 'half baked'
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
Tonnes on tonight's after a huge news week - former Chancellor on the Chancellor, Mayors and Johnson - we talk to and peek inside 's dressing room
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BBC News (UK) Oct 22
Canary Islands, Mykonos, the Maldives and Denmark added to UK's safe travel list UK tourists will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days on their return
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
Latest govt press conference with PM and Chancellor in a moment on
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BBC Politics Oct 22
“Unfortunately we’re seeing a rising rate of infection in Stoke-on-Trent, in Coventry and in Slough” Health Secretary Matt Hancock reveals more tier 2 restrictions to be enforced on Saturday
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
Replying to @bbclaurak
ICYMI Sedwill spoke out here
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
If you are a proper nerd like me and interested in how govt works, Simon Case, Mark Sedwill's replacement giving evidence to committee in his new job here
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
But no question this is a big change to the amount of financial support that's on offer to help biz keep people when they are suffering from less custom, but haven't been forced to close
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
Replying to @AndyBurnhamGM
Perhaps not an unfair question.... govt was refusing to budge on giving GM an extra 5 million on Tues, when today's plan (surely) must have been in the mix
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
Not quite sure Sunak's narrative that the measures he's having to extend were all designed with expectation that infection was falling back - cases were rising at end of September and ministers were v anxious already about 2nd wave
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Faisal Islam Oct 22
Replying to @faisalislam
NEW - Chancellor doubles taxpayer support for wages to employers under Jobs Support Scheme, and cuts eligibility from a third of hours to a fifth - affects whole scheme, aimed at Tier 2, but not formally tied. UK wide.
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
Replying to @bbclaurak
But exact details will be v important so watch this space - quite something tho that Chancellor already rewriting the scheme before it has even started
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
Sunak up shortly in the Commons - chunky expansion of govt support for biz that can stay open but are having a hard time coming - but this won't change the amount of cash for people whose jobs are on hold where firms are forced to close, which is two thirds of wages
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 22
Seems very unlikely this row is over
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Laura Kuenssberg Oct 21
Replying to @bbclaurak
Nerves have been rising among MPs, inc Tories, about people's ability to make ends meet, particularly in constituencies party won for the first time, or for first time in a long time in 2019 + Burnham and other local leaders have given powerful voice to that
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