8:30am – Ministerial media rounds:
Up this morning is the environment secretary, George Eustice.
8:15am – Today’s key developments:
- Boris Johnson to give the 5pm Downing Street press conference this afternoon.
- UK hits record borrowing levels in December, as the financial strain of the pandemic continues to bite.
8:00am – For the final time this week, welcome to Politics Live!
A re-cap of yesterday’s key events:
- Priti Patel announces £800 fine for attending house parties.
- Boris Johnson and other cabinet ministers signal are coy on the length of the lockdown period.
- A huge blow to the music industry as Glastonbury is cancelled for a second year running.