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Ailbhe Rea is political correspondent at the New Statesman.
We must all think of ways to make the next few months less painful and to bring about the end of the pandemic faster.
Boris Johnson can't answer the question that defines his premiership to date, and four other things we learned at this week's Prime Minister's Questions.
The government now faces a choice between a grave policy error or a U-turn that will disappoint millions.
Boris Johnson talked up the prospect of no deal at Prime Minister's Questions, while Keir Starmer gave the clearest hint yet on Labour's Brexit position.
If the Prime Minister can find a way of appearing to “win” the negotiations, the UK could yet avoid a no-deal Brexit.
The decision makes a no-deal Brexit less of a threat to Northern Ireland, while boosting the prospect of reaching a deal.
The Tory approach to the climate emergency has tended to be characterised by plans to act “soon”, rather than “now”.
The Prime Minister couldn't provide much more detail on vaccine distribution, and the other things we learned at this week's Prime Minister's Questions.
As a product of the Whitehall machine, and a friend to Labour and Conservative governments, Rosenfield embodies much of what Cummings repudiated.
As Tory MPs prepare to rebel and Labour plans to abstain, the government is being forced to provide greater economic support.