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Catching up with @FT’s excellent Summer statement coverage Borrowing likely to be £361.5bn 20/21 c18% GDP, highes… https://t.co/EoXotCB4H6NEW: Beauticians, tattooists and tanning salons in England will be allowed to re-open from July 13NEW: Indoor gyms, swimming pools & sports facilities to be allowed to re-open from July 25. Outdoor pools to re-o… https://t.co/NV0tQxgWhBIn the wake of our investigation today, @DHSCgovuk has finally published figs for the number of people tested for… https://t.co/h4Mhcefl7n
Retweeted by Beth RigbyTouched on 'dead weight' nature of Jobs Retention Scheme in this piece. Tory figure highlighted it y'day & argued m… https://t.co/FhAzGucMtsANALYSIS: No 10 hope if they get the economic recovery right, the public will be more forgiving of the mistakes it… https://t.co/9GSc9lFlhl
Retweeted by Beth RigbyLONG READ: Coronavirus; The inside story of how UK's 'chaotic' testing regime 'broke all the rules' Insiders revea… https://t.co/ZcquH4HpJRANALYSIS: No 10 hope if they get the economic recovery right, the public will be more forgiving of the mistakes it… https://t.co/9GSc9lFlhl
7/9
2020
ANALYSIS: Up to £30bn pledged as the Sunak tries to create the conditions for v-shaped recovery. It adds up to over… https://t.co/zhHgVKY3UC
Retweeted by Beth RigbyANALYSIS: Up to £30bn pledged as the Sunak tries to create the conditions for v-shaped recovery. It adds up to over… https://t.co/zhHgVKY3UCSNP says the stimulus package, while welcome, could go further. Points to Germany, which outlined a E130bn fiscal s… https://t.co/VdGfcDRFmnAnd here is the support package for ‘phase one’ of the crisis. - £50bn public service spending - £69bn employment… https://t.co/eroJlQqOZvHere is the support package broken down - Job retention scheme up to £9.4bn - Stamp duty £3.8bn - VAT cut £4.1bn… https://t.co/jypg9AacEtSunak’s package of support for ‘phase two’ of this economic crisis far bigger than expected. He says at end of sp… https://t.co/lJWXczf7GkAnd now chancellor announces an August ‘eat out to help out’ discount to get people back into restaurants and pubs.… https://t.co/oz4VJqHKNdNEW: VAT for hospitality sector cut from 20 per cent to 5 per cent from Weds to Jan 12 to 5 per cent (cost £4bn)NEW: Sunak confirms he is temporarily cutting stamp duty until March next year with immediate effect. No stamp duty… https://t.co/DJpa8CRXNINEW: Sunak announces a ‘jobs retention bonus’. If employer brings someone back to work & employs them to Jan £1,0… https://t.co/x6rwjXd4xXSunak in just a few words gives us true sense of the task govt faces to rebuild our economy ‘In two months our eco… https://t.co/aiXiGXue50Sunak warns of hard times ahead but he also says ‘no-one will be left without hope’. Describes statement as a “plan… https://t.co/V5u8xA3hXJKS more aggressive than I’ve seen at #PMQs. Sees PM comments on care workers/car park charges as way to position La… https://t.co/7I6ct2hFqoThis was a repeated defence from PM at when pressed on care home remarks. Starmer could have made it more awkward f… https://t.co/jnbDxy5LvAPM claimed that concern about asymptomatic transmission is hindsight. On March 26 Yvonne Doyle of PHE said this w… https://t.co/4HPzhafCNd
Retweeted by Beth RigbyStarmer asks PM if he’ll reverse decision to charge NHS staff for parking No u-turn on hospital car park charges.… https://t.co/eyRgeJ6yeKPM says what we didn’t know then was virus being spread asymptomatically KS: That just won’t wash...Will he apolog… https://t.co/GeF7RUFxO1Starmer goes in on the PM comments that “too many care homes didn’t follow the procedures they should have” Will he… https://t.co/ZHXzp2CLP5Today all about stimulating economy as Treasury anxiously watches for V recovery (rather than U or L) But longer-t… https://t.co/GZjzYiZnvCANALYSIS: Sunak job on Weds is to kickstart recovery. The even harder task come later when he has to square off FDR… https://t.co/Zf904ksf80
Retweeted by Beth RigbyCoronavirus: Seven things to watch out for in Sunak's stimulus statement. Excellent analysis as always from ⁦… https://t.co/o4aC4DxrogBig day as Sunak delivers emergency ec statement Govt describes it as ‘phase 2’, acute crisis over, CX now looks t… https://t.co/1E7LL3x46B.@NickyMorgan01 pressed by @KayBurley says she’s sure parking charges is ‘something that will need to be looked at… https://t.co/BITkOnJXPe.@NickyMorgan01 on parking charges for NHS staff, tells @KayBurley “I’m sure that’s something that’ll need to be… https://t.co/nqi5mxXAzO
7/8
2020
I spoke to @paulkrugman earlier today and asked him what his advice for @RishiSunak would be ahead of tomorrow's st… https://t.co/nFfyPsZtBh
Retweeted by Beth RigbyComing up on #KayBurley as the chancellor prepares for a mini budget: we’ll be live from Downing St discussing: 💴… https://t.co/KlBpbCy2GY
Retweeted by Beth RigbyYou don’t normally hear much from Sir Lynton Crosby, so this even more enticing. The election supremo on Cummings/B… https://t.co/pqwUG9KdyeI counted five times when Alok Sharma ducked @KayBurley's reasonable question if he agreed with the PM that some ca… https://t.co/AtS59UIeuk
Retweeted by Beth RigbyKay: Do you agree with what PM said about care homes y’day, yes or no? [PM: “We discovered too many care homes didn… https://t.co/81U92MxqSIAsked PM in Dudley if no tax rise pledge of 2019 manifesto still stood. He dodged. But told YP y’day he would stick… https://t.co/tTax5ZDFhyPM y’day. “One of the things the crisis has shown is we need to think about how we organise our social care package… https://t.co/3OLQbfxRi5And what about the Tory party v voters? @andrealeadsom argues support schemes must be wound down & private sector m… https://t.co/qezRiDS8BhIn podcast with @edconway Lynton Crosby argues there’ll be “battle" around size of state & who pays it post-Covid.… https://t.co/QhOJFupYc0Love this @KayBurley @haynesdeborah 🍪🍪 https://t.co/lNmABJA8PzANALYSIS: Sunak job on Weds is to kickstart recovery. The even harder task come later when he has to square off FDR… https://t.co/Zf904ksf80
7/7
2020
"I would love to see a panto season this year." Culture Secretary @OliverDowden tells @KayBurley there are challen… https://t.co/vX8nTSQ61w
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7/6
2020
@BBCVickiYoung I’m in for 💇🏻‍♀️ on Tuesday 😬Gauke also interesting on @Keir_Starmer approach to leading Labour and trying to win back lost voters. “When left g… https://t.co/SxZ4ydjXG3Very interesting piece from ⁦@DavidGauke⁩ on ⁦@ConHome⁩ explaining why he believes the Conservative Party is no lon… https://t.co/f9Ezlu8C45
7/4
2020
"He's good on the rhetoric, but he's not on governing." Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was quizzed by Sky's… https://t.co/oC06mTn07u
Retweeted by Beth Rigby.@Keir_Starmer on @BorisJohnson - Good on rhetoric, but he’s not good on governing - Flippant, not showing leader… https://t.co/Qmmq3l22JK
Retweeted by Beth Rigby.@Keir_Starmer defends his decision to sack @RLong_Bailey. Insists it was nothing to do with factionalism and every… https://t.co/c75tvtlcTk
Retweeted by Beth RigbyNEW: PM spox on over 50 flu jabs It’s already freely available to those most at risk of flu....It’s especially impo… https://t.co/r6wsntNvvOWATCH: Interview with @Keir_Starmer - NHS/Covid: Give over 50s free flu jabs - PM ‘asleep at wheel’, good on rhet… https://t.co/KRh7NKFxbT
Retweeted by Beth RigbyUpdate on Dr David Starkey: https://t.co/etcJSIz7Kx
Retweeted by Beth Rigby @katt_cullen Thank you Katt!Latest You Gov/Sky News polling for via @SamCoatesSky Britons would strongly back second lockdown if COVID-19 ca… https://t.co/pA7ifamW2LWATCH: Interview with @Keir_Starmer - NHS/Covid: Give over 50s free flu jabs - PM ‘asleep at wheel’, good on rhet… https://t.co/KRh7NKFxbT.@Keir_Starmer defends his decision to sack @RLong_Bailey. Insists it was nothing to do with factionalism and every… https://t.co/c75tvtlcTkStarmer: “We owe it to [NHS staff] to ensure that we take the preventative steps...We're calling for vaccination fo… https://t.co/aezRX9uxD7Labour leader @Keir_Starmer tells @BethRigby everyone aged over 50 should be given a flu vaccine to safeguard the N… https://t.co/O28AbTupQx
Retweeted by Beth Rigby.@Keir_Starmer wants 10m more people to be able to get a free flu jab this winter to better prepare the NHS for a p… https://t.co/rg64jJln7i.@Keir_Starmer on @BorisJohnson - Good on rhetoric, but he’s not good on governing - Flippant, not showing leader… https://t.co/Qmmq3l22JKFull exclusive interview with @Keir_Starmer on @skynews - On NHS/Covid wants free flu jabs - On PM ‘asleep at whee… https://t.co/GBn4VyUODPEXCL: Starmer calls for free flu jabs for over 50s (10m more vaccinations) to help NHS as we head into winter "It’… https://t.co/aDmpOlT6Br
7/3
2020
But crucially business will now be done daily on camera too in a far more formal way https://t.co/TZ8RHgXUXbIt’s win-win for No 10. Morning lobby (always best attended) still with PM’s civil service spokesman - real busine… https://t.co/wIXluiMa2g
Retweeted by Beth RigbyNo 10 will move to televised daily briefings. This very significant change in nature of political reporting. Will c… https://t.co/5ClqG4Co7fAnother day another load of job losses. Thousands of jobs have been axed across the high street as government start… https://t.co/AWgU7AX12vProf Semple said he thinks a second wave in winter - not just local outbreaks - is “inevitable”. This puts big fo… https://t.co/kpYMI3FNeu
Retweeted by Beth RigbyCalum Semple, professor of outbreak medicine and child health at Uni Liverpool (on SAGE, but speaking personally) w… https://t.co/DFDv6W16wU
Retweeted by Beth Rigby- School expected to be made compulsory from September unless there is health reason for not attending - But withi… https://t.co/Hb7QsIThvD
Retweeted by Beth RigbyPlans for a full return to schools in England in September will be set out by Gavin Williamson today: “bubbles” ex… https://t.co/iWCs4SeZba
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7/2
2020
Thought I couldn’t love @haynesdeborah more than I do already. A superb journalist and superb mum (I’d have let him… https://t.co/xtkk06mt5YV useful interactive map of the #COVID19 case rates across England on the @skynews website here:… https://t.co/F6HEQRFDjr
Retweeted by Beth RigbyPublic Health England has now published its testing data by local authority (for both pillar 1 and pillar 2). Here… https://t.co/Y9i9INQp9z
Retweeted by Beth Rigby @AashaCowey @GraziaUK Thank you Aasha, much appreciated @GuyOpperman Guy, I am so very very sorry. Thoughts with you and your family"I myself have witnessed in the House of Commons that MPs do not follow social distancing rules." - Lib Dem MP… https://t.co/3SSmKlReET
Retweeted by Beth RigbyBritain retaliates to China over Hong Kong: Boris Johnson announces the UK is proceeding with its offer of residenc… https://t.co/3582UmqFH3
Retweeted by Beth RigbyPM repeats line from Dudley. His ‘build build build’ plan will create ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ (could come back to haunt… https://t.co/zkMcN2muiEStarmer asks PM how many jobs y’day announcement will protect? PM tells Starmer he might do well to acknowledge gov… https://t.co/pklaGMYOVqStarmer takes aim at the PM for a ‘nationwide lifting without an app without the data the local authorities need’.… https://t.co/4JLHJFcK0LStarmer talks of a “lost week” when virus was spreading because the local auth didn’t have the right data PM You’re… https://t.co/i2roKu0MJEStarmer: Health Sec said there was outbreak in Leicester on June 18 and yet 11 days until the govt acted. Why did i… https://t.co/5W0hyJ6QP5Leicester lockdown, the economy & jobs all be on agenda at #PMQs today. We have Wolverhampton SE MP @patmcfaddenmphttps://t.co/HOneruwQJOFull thread from @jburnmurdoch here. Up to 90% of new cases are missing from the data being shared with the public,… https://t.co/nr1QHPtI5rImportant from ⁦@FT⁩ on local leaders’ inability to access data they need w data from commercial test labs not read… https://t.co/hHKv6NCsoK"The worst thing you can do is publish bad data." @nadhimzahawi tells @skynewsniall the government can share more… https://t.co/1isrgp77zH
Retweeted by Beth RigbyPPE problems. Our @KateEMcCann reveals batches of surgical masks have been recalled by DHSC from care homes/GPs. Ma… https://t.co/BIENlkdh7WANALYSIS. A speech that promised a New Deal for Britain. Rich on rhetoric the actual substance was thin gruel. T… https://t.co/N643mZwaKm
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7/1
2020
ANALYSIS. A speech that promised a New Deal for Britain. Rich on rhetoric the actual substance was thin gruel. T… https://t.co/N643mZwaKm#Coronavirus: Boris Johnson wants to keep tax burden 'reasonable' during the economic recovery. The prime minister… https://t.co/poBMDgEA01
Retweeted by Beth RigbyQ: PM you’ve promised an ‘opportunity guarantee’ but what about the ‘tax guarantee’ not to raise NI income tax VAT… https://t.co/THwMXKboWj"I remain absolutely determined to ensure that the tax burden, insofar as we possibly can, is reasonable and that w… https://t.co/1fRcUh90iq
Retweeted by Beth RigbyQ: PM you’ve promised an ‘opportunity guarantee’ but what about the ‘tax guarantee’ not to raise NI income tax VAT… https://t.co/a3V3snXPtbLabour have asked the PM to commit to extending furlough scheme for certain sectors (hospitality/travel) into next… https://t.co/v9KntfhtnMQ: Millions of people have their hearts in their mouths about whether they’ll keep their jobs. Over quarter of work… https://t.co/h9u6Oaa8bj
6/30
2020
BREAKING: Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the national lockdown easing due on 4 July will not happen in Leiceste… https://t.co/SrHvBdiXvU
Retweeted by Beth RigbyTreasury acutely worried about possibility of millions of job losses. This why, in economic context, easing lockdow… https://t.co/2S9tEodc2APM wants to turn the page on the health crisis & talk about the economic rebuild. Tomorrow he’ll deliver a major… https://t.co/KiYeSAA457Another must read from @robertshrimsley, with a delectable pay off https://t.co/CSvPmWqGeJ
6/29
2020

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