5:30pm – That’s all from us today! Enjoy your Easter weekend and we’ll see you on Tuesday.
3:06pm – An interesting tactic to win back the Labour stronghold…
Jaw-dropping thing for a senior politician to say. In essence, it’s a miracle Labour’s strongholds didn’t fall sooner and we shouldn’t rue their loss because they were on the up.
Also statistically untrue: average earnings in 2019 Tory gains are 5% lower than in Labour seats. https://t.co/hehCvUMZj7
— Will Tanner (@Will_Tanner) April 1, 2021
2:47pm – BMJ highly critical of the race report. This seems like a story that may continue on for a while yet:
BMJ response is not pulling many punches pic.twitter.com/cLcHuXbVwE
— Ally Fogg (@AllyFogg) April 1, 2021
11:54am – Starmer’s famed focus group may have misled him on this one:
Keir Starmer has said using vaccine passports domestically could go against the “British instinct”. The majority of Britons (58%), however, are in support of using them during the vaccine rollout. This rises to 70% for them being used after the rollouthttps://t.co/nF0Jf2nHmq pic.twitter.com/OExpfptlq3
— YouGov (@YouGov) April 1, 2021
11:04am – A stark reminder of the dangers journalists around the world face at the moment.
— BBC News Press Team (@BBCNewsPR) March 31, 2021
9:50am – The key resignation has undoubtably shed further light on the report:
Lord Woolley says Samuel Kasumu was “disheartened” in Number 10 and the departure of the PM’s only black advisor is a damning indictment of yesterday’s #RaceReport
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) April 1, 2021
8:25am – Not a good look for the government after the heavy scrutiny that has come since the report was published yesterday. As a reminder, it claimed there is no structural racism in the UK.
Boris Johnson’s most senior Black adviser has resigned
No10 aide Samuel Kasumu informed colleagues of his decision to leave yesterday morning — just as the government released its controversial report on race and ethnic disparitieshttps://t.co/8q9CEX7a6Z pic.twitter.com/Y4FDmXlzkg
— Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) April 1, 2021
8:15am – So what’s in the news today?
- Starmer hints that Labour will oppose covid passports
- France to enter month-long lockdown
- Boris Johnson’s most senior black adviser resigns, a day after the controversial racism report was released.
8:00am – Welcome to another day of Politics Live!