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@hzeffman You haven’t missed much.... great you’re coming back to the lobby - many congratulationsSuperb news and very well deserved @Steven_Swinford https://t.co/kEXJdxnmULKeir Starmer's suspension of Jeremy Corbyn echoes Kinnock's purge of Militant Tendency https://t.co/fOXGxRqatI
Retweeted by Beth RigbyLabour sources won’t say on what grounds Corbyn has been suspended. Though in response to questions about political… https://t.co/wxipT14y6v
Retweeted by Beth RigbyNEW: I understand @JeremyCorbyn’s reaction to being suspended from Labour was complete shock: ‘What?!’
Retweeted by Beth RigbyFollow all the latest on Labour and Corbyn’s suspension from the party on @SkyNewsPolitics and via my superb collea… https://t.co/0vfAFHehMeI’m away this wk but this shaping up into watershed moment for Labour. Starmer suspends Corbyn from Lab in ‘light o… https://t.co/23pHXA50Pi
10/29
2020
MIRROR: Caring Brits. We’ll feed the kids #TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/pb4pzGJxIt
Retweeted by Beth RigbyI WEEKEND: Kindness of strangers: public steps in to stop children going hungry #TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/II1oRRJRfJ
Retweeted by Beth RigbyAt least 100 organisations have offered to supply free school meals during half term, inspired by footballer… https://t.co/yyPY3JnILD
Retweeted by Beth RigbyI’m signing off with a feeling a pride tonight. The superstars of this nation lie in local communities. Even after… https://t.co/ddZzZaRxnm
Retweeted by Beth Rigby @GraemeDemianyk @janemerrick23 Keeping it real over here 🙏 @literallylucy1 🙏👋♥️Check out @MarcusRashford’s timeline. He’s creating a movement https://t.co/zH6v1QmUaMI think this makes @sajidjavid the first senior Tory to come out in support for Biden. “When it comes to trade, for… https://t.co/Ksd686jGquEXCLUSIVE: Low-paid workers in England can be entitled to a payment of £500 if they have to self-isolate But if th… https://t.co/9h57ZUMbij
Retweeted by Beth Rigby @bedfordtwo @SkyNews Actually it’s a phrase PM used in meeting with MPs at beginning of term which is why I used it… https://t.co/X8jhN4CYLt
10/23
2020
@G_Stino 👋🙏 @kieronmurphy5 Thank you Kieron - appreciate itNottinghamshire currently in talks with govt about moving to T3 https://t.co/o7PS6BVpzgEnd of day analysis. PM sticking to his regional lockdown plan, but the 2nd wave coming in harder than the PM had e… https://t.co/VE8YR00kJ0Very important powerful piece this. Give it a watch if you can https://t.co/niBNqkzDvVQ: Is backdated T2 business support today an acknowledgement that you were not supporting parts of the North proper… https://t.co/G1e7fPNBeHQ: At a Sage meeting on May 1 the committee agreed that at least 80% of contacts would need to isolate to make the… https://t.co/3dyXLot8LpPM and Sunak say they’re backdating the money for T2 support because they want“fair approach” but for those busines… https://t.co/oU60jWwZ9NAsked Sir Patrick Vallance about the latest T&T contacts “very clear there is room for improvement with test and tr… https://t.co/HCb6nct19yHonestly, can barely believe what I’m reading here. 👇 Why on earth was this not put on the table on Tuesday to rea… https://t.co/TCxpZLyY3w
Retweeted by Beth RigbyChancellor is backdating new new cash grants for businesses in Tier 2 areas. Proof that while directly elected mayo… https://t.co/PRP3mMaY36Trying then not to “neglect” the north cc @AndyBurnhamGM https://t.co/yRPraBpcZrBREAK: @RishiSunak announces more COVID support: 1) New grants for (mainly) hospitality and leisure businesses und… https://t.co/woFsGMdN33
Retweeted by Beth RigbyI was up in Bradford and Manchester last week, both with Tier 2 restrictions since end of July, and it was very, ve… https://t.co/CZO3lm95SICoronavirus: Test and Trace hits lowest weekly figure with less than 60% of contacts reached, latest report shows https://t.co/SpIu6u3RI1
Retweeted by Beth RigbyTory MP Caroline Ansell resigns from government over free school meals rebellion https://t.co/OSMNJ5vaUU
Retweeted by Beth RigbyThe brutal reality is #COVID has put the #North on course for levelling down, not up. Today, I’ll open the Great No… https://t.co/w4z5EOtP48
Retweeted by Beth Rigby.@JakeBerry, who set up Northern Research Group (27 Tory MPs signed up), gives damning verdict on past wk. Lab lead… https://t.co/Pn4yECdjkxOp-Ed piece in YP from ⁦@JakeBerry⁩ > “We have 80 MPs in the North We know we were voted in on our promise to deliv… https://t.co/z3QHPpIVX3If the government stops business trading and people working it needs to pay them for the loss of income. I look for… https://t.co/QonXs2DS1Q
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10/22
2020
From @AngelaRayner: "I apologise for the language that I used in a heated debate in Parliament earlier" https://t.co/ul9c6txiOOOh look, #Brexit talks back on. No 10 Spokesperson: “It is clear that significant gaps remain between our positions… https://t.co/5EGDM2gcl9Tensions in London too https://t.co/o87RntDstYBREAKING: Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the fe… https://t.co/IHb2YA7sTm
Retweeted by Beth RigbyIn HoC Heywood & Middleton's @ChrisClarksonMP accuses Labour deputy leader @AngelaRayner of calling him "scum". Tor… https://t.co/6jScQfEfUm😳😳😳😳😳 It's getting nasty in the Commons https://t.co/gAGzahjUMH
Retweeted by Beth RigbyPM doing the rounds in the tearooms today after PMQs; here he is with two of the 'Red Wall' 2019 intake. @RicHoldenhttps://t.co/UzDywu5FFQTory MPs report rare sighting of @BorisJohnson in the Commons tearoom .. usually a sign of a PM in trouble with his… https://t.co/ycyFA3N6h1
Retweeted by Beth RigbyWhat a wonderful letter - thanks so much everyone. Let’s hope our Northern MPs do the right thing today and back 8… https://t.co/N8GQJojZjr
Retweeted by Beth RigbyI’ve written to the local council leaders of Greater Manchester inviting them to work with us at pace to design the… https://t.co/BXMSUMDJeY
Retweeted by Beth RigbyNEW: Robert Jenrick has written directly to Greater Manchester's 10 council leaders inviting them to "come forward… https://t.co/qmbNIBAJEn
Retweeted by Beth RigbyPM confirms the £60m offered to GM WILL be handed out 'to boroughs of GM' having refused to do so 5 times at the ne… https://t.co/UVA4tMQZQ3NEW: PM confirms £60m offered to Greater Manchester will still be given, but distributed via councils. #PMQs
Retweeted by Beth RigbyANALYSIS: Locking down different parts of the country was a policy that was always going to create divisions and so… https://t.co/6JR1b3CTIl
Retweeted by Beth RigbyPMQs starting shortly. Plenty for Starmer to go on over the Tier 3 rows overnight. Helpful politically for the PM t… https://t.co/wK45MvhSqWThank you Dan and to the council leaders and officers. We will continue to work together for the benefit of the peo… https://t.co/TibAZHsBGS
Retweeted by Beth RigbySheffield MP (and former council leader) Clive Betts tells me the South Yorkshire Tier 3 deal was: -Take it or lea… https://t.co/I0OwGI9W4Z
Retweeted by Beth Rigby#Analysis by @BethRigby: They call Andy Burnham the "King of the North" now - it was the crown Boris Johnson believ… https://t.co/aZAG9g2OI7
Retweeted by Beth RigbyLast week Government imposed Tier 3 restrictions on our region – forcing our gyms to close. Since then we've been… https://t.co/SbEcjDwR6h
Retweeted by Beth RigbyVery interesting piece from @PaulGoodmanCH on the Prime Minister’s predicament https://t.co/nMh4xjkponWebsite went down. Here is screen grab if you want to read more on South Yorkshire moving to T3 https://t.co/8sYYWLYsWyEither in Tier 3 already or soon to go Liverpool City Region -2.25m Greater Manchester - 2.8m Lancashire- 1.5m S… https://t.co/6LixbzfeZLOur Council leaders and I have secured £41m funding from Govt to support our people and businesses as we move to Ti… https://t.co/o7uZlTq9X1
Retweeted by Beth RigbyConfirmed: @DanJarvisMP announces South Yorkshire will move into Tier 3, from 00:01 on Saturday 24 Oct. New restric… https://t.co/zrmvLUToS3The Mayor of the Liverpool city region @MetroMayorSteve has exclusively revealed to @bbcmerseyside that gyms will… https://t.co/Inq0MeKE3F
Retweeted by Beth Rigby.@RobertJenrick tells @BBCr4today that @AndyBurnhamGM wanted a better deal than Liverpool and Lancs. But allies… https://t.co/DjSHClqehv
Retweeted by Beth RigbyAm expecting deal to be announced on Sheffield City Region today at 9am. Another 1.8m people into T3. @DanJarvisMPhttps://t.co/TbEue4DQyxNandy says govt ministers are “weirdly obsessed” by @AndyBurnhamGM > Analysis here: https://t.co/ZndC5UdWcb https://t.co/UcSaWsAfmhEnd of day Analysis. The policy of regional lockdowns was always going to be complicated & contested. That’s why th… https://t.co/1ATS7UHZV9
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10/21
2020
The logical conclusion of this is that MPs and council leaders will negotiate down from £60m, a ceiling that was he… https://t.co/2ddUFcqihE
Retweeted by Beth RigbyMelania Trump has pulled out of a campaign trip with her husband due to a lingering cough after her #COVID19 diagno… https://t.co/UIxopDGY4t
Retweeted by Beth RigbyAnother busy day Weds. PMQs then Starmer forcing vote on more support for those in T3, his ‘One Nation deal’. Symbo… https://t.co/bt9nMQTB1J @literallylucy1 Sending ♥️ANALYSIS: Locking down different parts of the country was a policy that was always going to create divisions and so… https://t.co/6JR1b3CTIlEnd of day Analysis. The policy of regional lockdowns was always going to be complicated & contested. That’s why th… https://t.co/1ATS7UHZV9The official announcement on what we can and can’t do in Greater Manchester. £22m is all we are getting, folks. For… https://t.co/paCmSYBMCV
Retweeted by Beth RigbyThis is punchy from @JonAshworth “The PM may think he is punishing politicians but he is punishing the people of Greater Manchester”This just out from Keir Starmer. Conservatives treating local communities “with contempt”. ‘We need a fair one nati… https://t.co/VjbETHz7u1NEW: Labour now calling for a ‘fair one nation deal’ for communities facing Tier 3 restrictions. Asking for a vote… https://t.co/gg6w7hsZd3Hancock: “We were not able to meet agreement in GM”. Then confirms what the PM declined to five times at the press… https://t.co/lyNSjgcL92NEW: West Yorkshire councils say they won't be moving to Tier 3 restrictions this week: https://t.co/6DQuksSYCy
Retweeted by Beth RigbyGreater Manchester MP, and chair of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, Sir Graham Brady, says "it isn't clear… https://t.co/hqitGLm2Ga
Retweeted by Beth RigbyBut what might happen next? Couple of GM political figures think govt will now try to do individual deals with each… https://t.co/6HpU55ZMVlNo 10 confirms the £60m IS on the table still. Says @AndyBurnhamGM walked away from the that but govt wouldn't not… https://t.co/OldK87xhsoVan Tam just succeeded in undermining his own support for @BorisJohnson's regionally differentiated coronavirus pol… https://t.co/mCrAid2b0a
Retweeted by Beth RigbyPM asked for the fifth time about the £60m business support and says door open to Burnham and GM leaders. so busine… https://t.co/VfU1djm4NF @AlexanderPHRose me too!The great @JasonGroves1 asks again about the £60m. PM: “We want to do more but for the sake of fairness the deal ha… https://t.co/DLeku4wUhfJVT: “We are running now with the brake partially on and the R is 1.3-1.5 so we can’t take take the break off and w… https://t.co/jNb6F1V6KCFor all of you asking me to ask PM about the £60m. I don’t have a question today!PM: “We will keep talking to Andy Burnham and his teams” and as for that business support: “other discussions will undoubtedly continue”Carl Dinnen asks again about the biz support money? PM: We wanted a deal, we’ve had to take action. Says some funds… https://t.co/vH8ELhIaiU @daisywoowoo Don’t have a Q todayPM: The funds are there we couldn’t do a deal with GM out of kilter with agreement already reached with Merseyside… https://t.co/h7rB5jYEWuVicki Young asking abt the £60m. PM: “Look I bitterly regret any restrictions that lead to damage to businesses and… https://t.co/wRqQX4iP57If PM is going to offer more - he might want to communicate it now. At press conference, he has only committed to t… https://t.co/srkq5Yz1tOPM says he ‘regrets’ agreement wasn't reached with local leaders. Says govt made a 'generous and extensive offer’GM into Tier three. Comes into force at 00.01 on Friday PM says offer for GM “was proportionate to offer we have g… https://t.co/kKhmMu3V1bJVT. The PM has asked me to focus a little on Manchester. Cue Manchester heat map PM. GM will move to the higher… https://t.co/AMMFIP6WqxHospital admissions last week. https://t.co/dxzcM17BFfJVT: estimates of weekly COVID rates across the regions and age groups https://t.co/C3ousOCmy1 @emmabclarke More as I get it EmmaGovt figure tells me that the £22m is one part and the govt is still discussing the business support figure. “We wi… https://t.co/PASegC54oQ
10/20
2020

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