The health secretary has announced that arrivals from ‘red zone’ countries will need to quarantine in hotels for ten days at a cost of £1,750. Labour are demanding a more comprehensive blanket policy approach. In a bid to look tough, Matt Hancock has threatened 10 years in jail for anyone who lies on a passenger locator form. Are the Tories more interested in getting tough sounding headlines than being tough on new covid variants?
Plus, Joe Biden has announced the US will withdraw support for the Saudi war on Yemen. Will Britain follow suit? We speak to David Wearing.
Labour has announced the make-up of its Antisemitism Advisory Board. It’s full of opponents of the labour left. Is a stitch-up incoming?
With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.