9:47am – The home secretary is due to announce the new immigration reforms in a keynote speech at a Bright Blue event this morning.
The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, is again promising wholesale reform of the UK's ‘broken’ immigration system as she unveils plans for a ‘fully-digital border’ within five years. In a speech today, she’ll commit to delivering a system that works for the ‘law-abiding majority’. pic.twitter.com/QK7sm715b3
— Simon Jones (@SimonJonesNews) May 24, 2021
8:45am – Paul Waugh previewing the call that Boris Johnson will have to make in the coming days.
Forget Cummings for a while, this is what matters right now.
Possible big call facing PM + Sage:
delay June 21 full reopening until early Sept to avoid another wave
OR unlock on June 21 + new wave (with chunk of deaths among those who refuse/can't get vaccination) https://t.co/EWPpICPoKo
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) May 24, 2021
8:30am – Here are this morning’s key headlines:
- PM awaits crucial covid data dump
- Cummings builds pressure on government over initial covid strategy
- Jo Cox’s sister runs for her old Batley and Spen seat
8:00am – It’s going to be a bumper week of UK politics folks. Welcome to a brand new week of Politics Live!