November 28, 2020

Vaccine hope and Brexit gloom: Politics Weekly podcast

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/audio/2020/nov/11/vaccine-hope-and-brexit-gloom-politics-weekly-podcast

The government has had a so-so week. The good news is that there is hope that a Covid-19 vaccine will be available soon. The bad news is that we’re rapidly running out of time to get a Brexit deal sorted with the EU. Members of the House of Lords were clear in their disdain for a clause in the government’s internal market bill which would see them break international law over the Northern Irish protocol. Now that we know Joe Biden – a fan of the Good Friday agreement – is heading for the White House, what can we expect in the next few months?

And as people in England finish their first week in their second lockdown, people in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have some restrictions lifted. Later on I talk to my colleagues around the UK about the various approaches to Covid-19 by the devolved nations.

Plus, Rajeev Syal speaks to the chair of the education select committee, Robert Halfon.

BRITAIN-POLITICS-HEALTH-VIRUS<br>Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives back at Downing Street in London on November 10, 2020 after chairing the weekly cabinet meeting held at the nearby Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)



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