Commons People

Corbyn-backing Labour MP Ian Lavery joins Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth to give his opinion on the week in Westminster as both Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson try for a restart.
Lockdown life returns to the UK but for the moment the country is gripped with the fiercely contested US presidential election. Joe Biden looks on course for victory and if he wins, will Donald Trump go quietly? And which outcome works in Britain’s favour?
Ex-cabinet minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan tells HuffPost UK press conferences should be reinstated to give the public "a sense of the continuity of the problem".
Exclusive: Ex-shadow chancellor says there should be a free vote on laws that will allow undercover MI5 and police informants to commit crimes.
Labour veteran tells HuffPost UK national measures would provide “clarity” as leaked data reveals official fears about transmission in pubs.
Boris Johnson can’t remember his own coronavirus rules, Priti Patel considered deterring asylum seekers with a wave machine, and the EU is taking the UK to court - it’s been another one of those weeks. Joining Arj Singh and Rachel Wearmouth, Tory former special adviser Salma Shah and Labour ex-adviser Matthew McGregor try to pick their way through the headlines and consider why the PM is faring so badly, and whether government asylum plans could pose a threat to Labour.
Steve Reed tells HuffPost UK: “The more we move towards a politicised model... the more will go wrong, and I think that’s what we’re seeing."
"People are sensible enough to know if Cummings jumped over a cliff they wouldn’t follow him... some might push him," Paul Howell jokes.
Shadow education minister Emma Hardy tells HuffPost UK ministers need to think about recruiting more assessors now if it wants to push back exams.
Foreign affairs committee chair Tom Tugendhat tells HuffPost UK's Commons People podcast there are "serious questions" for spy agencies.