9:10am – ICYMI: Donald Trump made history last night for being the only US President to be impeached twice.
Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 are the only other two Presidents to be impeached in the history of the presidency.
Donald Trump now accounts for half of them.
8:30am – Ministerial media rounds:
Up today is the Safeguarding Minister, Victoria Atkins.
8:15am – Today’s key developments:
- Boris Johnson chairs COBRA meeting as concerns grow over new South American variant.
- Richard Sharp, the government nomination for BBC Chair, faces questions from the DCMS Committee.
- Commons debate on the impact of Covid on dental services this afternoon.
8:00am – It’s Thursday, welcome to Politics Live!
A re-cap of yesterday’s key headlines:
- Boris Johnson concerned about new Brazilian variant of coronavirus.
- Political uproar over sub-standard free school meals.
- Record 1,564 daily recorded Covid-related deaths.