2:46pm – Speaker of the house Lindsay Hoyle honouring St. George’s day.
Most days, the Union Flag flies on all three flagpoles in New Palace Yard.
— Sir Lindsay Hoyle (@CommonsSpeaker) April 23, 2021
1:24pm – Labour will probably not be satisfied with this response from the government with regards to the PMs meeting with Ed Woodward, and are still demanding a transcript is released:
Number 10 refuses to “get into detail” on Ed Woodward’s meeting with No10 officials, other than to say the ESL wasn’t discussed. Understood he was introduced “briefly” to the PM in a corridor afterward.
Spox says PM first learned about the ESL “on Sunday when everyone else did”
— Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) April 23, 2021
11:50am – Starmer is in Hartlepool at a hotly contest by-election. It’s clear Labour see the Greensill saga as a key campaign point.
Keir Starmer says he is “astonished” Cabinet Secretary Simon Case involved in No11 flat renovation revealed by @skynews last night
— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) April 23, 2021
10:30am – A bump up in the polls for Labour, but still trailing far behind the Conservatives as things stand:
Latest Westminster voting intention (21-22 April)
— YouGov (@YouGov) April 23, 2021
10:32am – In a relatively quiet London mayoral cycle, one of the highlights has been a rivalry between actor Laurence Fox and Count Binface…
— Jack Blanchard (@Jack_Blanchard_) April 23, 2021
9:29am – There is no love lost between the former advisor and downing street:
Isn’t this the guy he gave a 40% pay rise last year? https://t.co/qeSeEEslvH
— Jason Groves (@JasonGroves1) April 23, 2021
8:15am – So what’s in the news this morning?
- Dominic Cummings blamed for Downing Street leaks
- Johnson met with Manchester United chief Ed Woodward days before the Super League announced
- Government borrowing highest since WWII
8:00am – Welcome back to another day of Politics Live!