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Ailbhe Rea is political correspondent at the New Statesman.
She co-hosts the New Statesman podcast, discussing the latest in UK politics.
The UK government is increasingly isolated on the global stage over its attitude towards the Northern Ireland protocol.
Both of the main parties could find themselves asking whether they have the right strategies for the redrawn electoral map.
By sparing Rishi Sunak and Michael Gove from blame over Covid-19, Cummings has further destabilised Boris Johnson.
It is certain to be a day of high drama and damaging details, but the Prime Minister's former adviser may struggle to shift public opinion.
New advice, which seems to amount to local lockdowns, appeared on the UK government website on Friday evening.
No one expects Covid-19 to be entirely eradicated, the question is how many deaths ministers are prepared to risk.
The former prime minister is up before the Treasury select committee and Public Accounts Committee.
Measures such as voter ID requirements seem designed to strengthen the Tories’ advantage ahead of an early contest.
The New Statesman understands talks are ongoing between Starmer and Angela Rayner’s teams about a shadow cabinet role after her sacking yesterday.
The party’s election victories have been overshadowed by anger and confusion at Rayner’s sacking.