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Lewis Goodall @lewis_goodall lewis.goodall@bbc.co.uk

Policy Editor @BBCNewsnight. I cover politics, policy, economics and government in the UK and beyond | Author: Left for Dead. Buy here- https://t.co/0WXSfvTL3X

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@BrianMaudling Sure, though I suspect this debate will quickly move on to wearing in more and more settings @TVpsychologist Thank God for that- we’ve all got enough problems as it is 😉 @TVpsychologist Sure- but it’s still something we wear!More broadly, remarkable how British citizens’ relationship with the state has transformed in just 6 months. For ye… https://t.co/2Hr55Zr43wQuestions -why not bring it in tomorrow? -why wasn’t it brought in when shops reopened? -should it apply to other… https://t.co/c4WIElA0UoThere are perfectly good reasons for no mask compulsion in any of these places but if that’s your (or govt’s view)… https://t.co/fhLh2rjNgkThe problem for ministers, in being so all over the place and without much consistency in policy is that without be… https://t.co/3yKOZvzAH7This change will be introduced from 24th July. It will be for the police to enforce (though in reality seems unlike… https://t.co/mx8VQekFdlSunday , Michael Gove: government trusts people’s “common sense” and masks shouldn’t be compulsory in shops. Monda… https://t.co/4Dqmo9GgMaProf Sir John Curtice tells @timesradio that Scotland’s position in the UK is “more uncertain than it ever has been”
Retweeted by Lewis GoodallAn eye-watering stat to accompany HMG's border plans as Gove speaks Government expects around 400 mill additional… https://t.co/on5m1n9pKi
Retweeted by Lewis Goodall“....and the proposals continue to ignore the significant risk to this sector, and therefore the entire health and… https://t.co/1hd33KgZBkRoyal College of Nursing responds to govt’s exclusion of carers from new care visas: “Covid has revealed how relian… https://t.co/iMv2eejFJS @kevin_j_foster I’m very happy to put her in touch with you directly- she’s in a great deal of distress about the i… https://t.co/ZOth0Pc61KShadow Home Sec @NickTorfaen asks Priti Patel: “what has the government got against care workers?”Minister Kevin Foster says that it’s not unreasonable for health surcharge to apply until they get ILR: “that refle… https://t.co/xwMBjJcjz7Home Office minister confirms, as I reported weeks ago, that the Home Office still hasn’t implemented the promised… https://t.co/afJ4n3Lyhnhttps://t.co/6s3bo524pa https://t.co/D889wvUhEVMatt Hancock May 23rd: "My view is health and social care have a common mission - to care for people - but too ofte… https://t.co/745IPgYwSJ
Retweeted by Lewis GoodallSocial care isn’t included in govt’s post-Brexit care visas but it’s not the only way immigration policy discrimina… https://t.co/BlAkLXA1n6What a total shitshow.....on Saturday, the Home Office explicitly told me it would https://t.co/iUuqCUTH6a
Retweeted by Lewis GoodallThere is a lot of hope among non-EU carers already here that the Home Secretary will extend free visas to them toda… https://t.co/iESrQUwpfQ
Retweeted by Lewis GoodallNEW: Dave Prentis, General Secretary of the UK’s biggest Union (UNISON), will retire at the end of the year 👇 https://t.co/uVOmCzwti1Full report can be watched here: https://t.co/8hYmZDUEwB https://t.co/WwBBsP47pZIt’s something I’ve reported on a lot over last couple of months and is a huge issue and source of much upset. I go… https://t.co/X201PHLbFoThere is a lot of hope among non-EU carers already here that the Home Secretary will extend free visas to them toda… https://t.co/iESrQUwpfQHence care sector is very dependent on EU and non-EU labour. Talking about hundreds of thousands of people.Is true that there will be huge vacancies and retraining opportunities and with unemployment there will be some cap… https://t.co/qa8jGTE0GGMinisters have said they want NHS and social care to put on an equal footing. This will be another example where th… https://t.co/3BctQVRN8NNEW: Govt confirms that the new “health and care visa” will not include social care workers. https://t.co/y6jfsBsOCqDrakeford says that “at this time, while transmission remains low” the Welsh govt will not make face coverings in s… https://t.co/ZFfRTIl6DSNEW: Welsh First Minister @MarkDrakeford confirms that from 27th July it will becomes compulsory to wear a “three l… https://t.co/syTx1rwpOlUpon returning to England yday, I saw two UK govt digital ads. One told me all arrivals have to self isolate if tra… https://t.co/RoiOq21NPlPart of me was sad to get back from holiday- but then I opened the back door to discover the garden has gone comple… https://t.co/gf5Q0jR54g
7/13
2020
Poland, Presidential election run-off IPSOS late poll poll Duda (*-ECR): 50.8% Trzaskowski (PO-EPP): 49.2% LIVE… https://t.co/tYfPYcceWJ
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7/12
2020
Newsnight has seen exclusive survey findings which reveal the devastating impact the coronavirus has had on those s… https://t.co/Pz0roqDThu
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7/10
2020
Three years ago today @lewis_goodall & I followed Trimdon Colliery band as they marched into Durham from Blair's ol… https://t.co/SU6aqw6Vfm
Retweeted by Lewis GoodallHere’s my report on that subject from May 6th. These issues have been well known for a long time. https://t.co/drDpLKaebeIt’s also worth saying that, as we’ve reported many times these last months, it isn’t just about asymptotic infecti… https://t.co/pn0YhirrbPHere is the piece from Newsnight from April 2nd which lays out all of these issues. It’s also clear from this that… https://t.co/GTfpZniOOgThe possibility of asymptomatic infection was one of the first things I heard about from care managers in Hove in l… https://t.co/iALxUYWsxBOn holiday but on procedures in care homes: in my experience following this story from start of crisis there was ac… https://t.co/yjntMAzvOg
7/8
2020
@Bradford67892 What are you talking about? I am comparing the government’s rhetoric (adulation of NHS and calling i… https://t.co/tjOCP83BKCFull information in report above and thread below. As I say, worth remembering during the pictures of clapping and… https://t.co/uMjovJ5TxuMany of these people have kids who are UK citizens. We’re unlikely to deport them. But pay they must. They’re likel… https://t.co/BsCDp1dwX4Nursing assistants, cleaners, porters and virtually all carers are not included. I’ve interviewed a dozen or so peo… https://t.co/qG6HJuZ2WbIf you’re planning to clap for NHS staff as part of #NHS72 celebrations remember some of those you’re clapping are… https://t.co/jUxQ8P6zhXhttps://t.co/LBfRG5mzWSWrote about some of the reasons for the fragmenting union (in context of Wales) a year or so ago. Feels like Covid… https://t.co/psT9gNNu1CAnd for those who are saying they’re just polls- they’re also registering an SNP surge for Holyrood voting intentio… https://t.co/Z5ZSr2ko0MWhat’s happening in Scotland is the biggest political story in Britain right now but it’s barely registering in the… https://t.co/eId75eNZD1Support for the SNP and Scottish independence has jumped to the highest level recorded by a Panelbase poll for The… https://t.co/n8Jrem7Idx
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7/5
2020
"I would write different movies now, things do change, that's what is exciting about a time like this... the old wa… https://t.co/ECHPMBZ7GG
Retweeted by Lewis Goodall @ayeshahazarika @timesradio @MikeMcCarren @JaxxSheps @David_Friend01 Good luck!President of Turismo de Portugal, Luis Araújo, says they are “extremely disappointed” about the UK Government decis… https://t.co/7Xk4d9JQPK
Retweeted by Lewis Goodall @BrexitTurmoil @esmewren I’m going away so alas no!
7/4
2020
"Theatres. Concert venues. Community arts. Classical and popular music." Nicholas Hytner, former artistic directo… https://t.co/Jdf4prRPbh
Retweeted by Lewis Goodall @nickywasp Ah that’s kind! Glad you’ve enjoyed our coverage.but the best part has been getting to see so many remarkable professionals, especially in care, work up close, in t… https://t.co/f6DgP7vlXaRight folks, after six months, @esmewren is finally letting me out of the Newsnight basement and am going on holida… https://t.co/SRMTysslRJ"Unless there is a substantial rescue package we are looking at waves of insolvencies. We are looking at the whole… https://t.co/JupsYOBoUU
Retweeted by Lewis GoodallInteresting too- public strongly supports idea of extending furlough for badly affected industries, like theatres a… https://t.co/fth1woxsGEDo you think the UK govt is taking the right steps to prevent another Covid outbreak in future? Yes: 37% No: 45% D… https://t.co/LltFHzJPyhWill you socialise with more people as lockdown is eased further? Yes: 19% No: 57%On school reopening in September Too early: 24% Too late: 15% Right time: 47% Still a substantial minority of pop… https://t.co/JTNnScD9yESame thing for holidays: 21% intend to book a holiday in the UK. 14% intended to go abroad. 51% don’t intend any ho… https://t.co/7xBUehi3riPartly explains some very cautious behaviour. Despite the concerns, most don’t appear too willing to venture out to… https://t.co/S0axmBvU2OSome v interesting polling from @RedfieldWilton for @BBCNewsnight. Among other things, says that 70% of those polle… https://t.co/0MbmTm4XoW @JenWilliamsMEN Almost as bad as Westminster right now @mathewhbenham why thank you https://t.co/Ip28l7Wrw8For those already in queues for pubs- sound clever on the booze tomorrow morning and watch here… https://t.co/4nEV3Kd2zlWe are live on BBC Two NOW with Kirsty Wark. - you can also watch online at https://t.co/7kmessYy9v @KirstyWark |… https://t.co/Oa9TT4Pn35
Retweeted by Lewis GoodallFriends in NI exceptedPubs aren’t open yet folks- get #newsnight onAlso worth pointing out that as a result of a recent outbreak in Lisbon, UK isn’t alone in leaving Portugal out in the cold right now.That said, worth pointing out Portuguese PM has only selected one region (the Algarve). If you broaden it to whole… https://t.co/bWNYwLknAsStinging from one of the UK’s closest allies...Portuguese Prime Minister is clearly not at all happy about the UK’s decision to leave Portugal off the no-quaranti… https://t.co/4NEBOGhlR4July’s been a cracker so far https://t.co/ljgaOjAf6UPM says that govt will now only target local areas and local premises for lockdown, as required, rather than blunt… https://t.co/hnyFwTx1sIPM: SAGE calculates that R is still at 0.7-0.9 across the UK.Not remotely clear what the point was, given it was introduced when it was and given it has been wound up so quickly. @caithanrahan https://t.co/RSvWJMRNS8 @jonlis1 https://t.co/vIsBhix0Y2So the UK government quarantine policy, which the Home Secretary said was important so as to "reduce the risk of ca… https://t.co/qLLlD8IZmvNever mind pubs, please, please, please open the hairdressers right now https://t.co/pvnBKCfPeMNB Ireland isn’t on the list as it is already covered in the Common Travel Area.This does not mean that you will not have to quarantine if you’re going to these places, merely you won’t have to q… https://t.co/OoWewqp5v4NEW: UK govt publishes full list of countries from which English travellers will not require quarantine. https://t.co/kMUeLBPPSXTurns out, there wasn’t a legal basis for it https://t.co/qygUWNLBSm https://t.co/59jZxdy89yGood news for boozers! Devon and Cornwall Police have retracted their Chief Constable's quotes about limiting drink… https://t.co/KRys1MmWXh
Retweeted by Lewis GoodallSorry to disappoint people, but pubs can only open tomorrow at 6 am if their licenses already allow them to open at that time.
Retweeted by Lewis GoodallThere is also a wider point. We haven’t heard much from libertarians in this crisis. But seems to me we could do wi… https://t.co/Y1KJPnmq9zMoreover how is it at all enforcible? Police officers assigned to a group of pubs? Publicans assigned to turf the f… https://t.co/y03Kyks17YIs there a legal basis for this? https://t.co/JQib4DEx46Welsh FM @MarkDrakeford almost simulatenously accuses the UK govt of the same thingShe accuses the UK govt of a “shambolic decision making process”.@NicolaSturgeon says that it’s likely the Scottish Govt will agree on those countries the UK deems as low risk but… https://t.co/K86tpng3W8Says “we’ll have to go back” to learn what went wrong but says separately that “now isn’t the time” to do a compreh… https://t.co/Qgl0m444HKPrime Minister tells @NickFerrariLBC he “bitterly regrets” what’s happened in care homes and that “too many people” lost their lives there.
7/3
2020

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