8:20 am: Ministerial media rounds this morning:
Health Minister Edward Argar tells @LBC that Covid-19 isn’t “interested in your immigration status” as he confirms an amnesty on vaccinations.
Also confirms anyone who’s treated for Covid but is not in the country legally, will not face action from the Home Office.— Theo Usherwood (@theousherwood) February 8, 2021
8:00 am: What’s coming up in British politics today
- The government is defending the AztraZeneca vaccine after it was found that it only provides “minimal” protection against illnesses caused by the South African variant of Covid-19.
- Labour is criticising the government’s so-called “crony” contracts awarded to private contractors during the coronavirus pandemic
- SNP Chief Executive and Nicola Sturgeon’s husband Peter Murrell will appear at Holyrood’s Salmond inquiry committee from 9am
7:50 am: Good morning, and welcome to Politics Live on this freezing Monday morning.