8:50am – In a big push for lockdown compliance, The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, was also doing the morning broadcast rounds.
The commissioner was challenged to define what ‘local’ exercise actually means.
8:30am – Ministerial media rounds:
Up this morning is the Crime and Policing Minister, Kit Malthouse.
8:15am – Today’s key developments:
- There is a government and police clampdown on lockdown rule-breakers.
- The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is in the Commons this afternoon to speak about forced labour in Xinjiang, China.
- Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with her cabinet, as she seriously considers further restrictions in Scotland.
8:00am – Happy Tuesday morning everyone, welcome to Politics Live!
A recap of yesterday’s events:
- 2.6 million people in the UK have been vaccinated, according to Matt Hancock.
- Rishi Sunak warns that “we should expect the economy to get worse, before it gets better”.
- Christina McAnea has been appointed the new General Secretary of Unsion.