This week brought the welcome news that the first coronavirus vaccine has been approved for use in the UK. Has the announcement on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine come at a useful time for Boris Johnson as his backbenchers show their dismay at lockdown tiers being imposed across the country?Another potential pitfall for Johnson is the enduring Brexit negotiations that are going down to the wire - but the situation is also a problem for opposition leader Keir Starmer, who will almost certainly split his party however he decides to vote on any deal.Joining Arj Singh and Paul Waugh, Labour MP Lucy Powell discusses a momentous week for the government and the country.
In an interview with HuffPost UK, the Labour leader says that he is not ditching his campaign pledge and may be even "bolder".
Frontrunner for the Labour leadership role, Keir Starmer speaks with Paul Waugh in Westminster about his campaign to lead the Labour party. The Shadow Brexit Secretary discusses allowing people back into the party following their disastrous general election, how domestic violence responses need reform and how social care is the scandal of our modern age.