A round-up of Prime Minister's Questions as Sir Keir Starmer accuses theGovernment of a conflict of interest over Covid-19 business deals, and BorisJohnson confirms the Brexit transition period will not be extended.
Nick Thomas-Symonds says Home Secretary Priti Patel will be "responsible for criminals walking free", after thousands of records were accidentally deleted from the police national computer due to a coding error.
The shadow home secretary also accused Ms Patel of "hiding", and called on her to make a statement regarding the blunder. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour is demanding answers from Home Secretary Priti Patel after 150,000 arrest records were accidentally wiped from police databases last week. The Home Office said in a statement it was working with police to "assess the impact" of the glitch, which reportedly occurred by accident during a weekly "weeding" session to expunge data. Labour's Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has called on Ms Patel to take responsibility for the blunder and provide clarity over its impact. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer visits Stevenage vaccine hub. He critiqued UKCovid-19 border checks, saying: “It’s a complete mess again. Priti Patel hastalked tough about the borders but other countries have been doing testing formonths and months... I think people will be bewildered and they will feel thatwe’re exposed - there’s a gap in our defences. We can’t go on like this withdelayed decisions not being made in a competent way.”
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Sir Keir Starmer has set out his "optimistic" vision for a wide-ranging newrelationship with the United States under Joe Biden in a keynote address tothe Fabian Society. As the president-elect prepares for his inauguration onWednesday, the Labour leader declared himself to be "anti-Trump but pro-American".
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Sir Keir Starmer has said his team is already building "a close working relationship" with US president-elect Joe Biden's team. During a visit to a mass vaccination centre in Stevenage, the Labour leader said the Democrat's presence in the White House will "make a huge difference" in America as well as in the UK. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Sir Keir Starmer has urged ministers to go further and use England's 11,500 pharmacies to deliver round-the-clock vaccinations by the end of next month. The Labour leader spoke while visiting a mass vaccination centre in Stevenage this morning. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is ready to protect humanity with two 'Made in India' Covid-19 vaccines. He added that India was continuing to play its role as the 'world's pharmacy'. The prime minister was addressing the virtual inaugural session of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention. "In the era of coronavirus, India once again proved its capabilities. Earlier, India used to import PPE kits, masks, ventilators, testing kits, etc. Today, India has not only become self-reliant but also exports many of these goods," he said. "India is among the countries with lowest mortality, highest recovery rate in the world. India is ready to protect humanity with not one but two 'Made in India' corona vaccines," he added. The last or 15th convention was held from January 21-23, 2019 in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 09 attended the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention via video conferencing in Delhi. At the event, PM said, "India used to import PPE kits, masks, ventilators and testing kits from outside but today our nation is self-reliant. Today India is ready to save humanity with two 'Made in India' COVID-19 vaccines."
ITBP personnel were seen celebrating new year with Covid patients. The personnel gathered at Delhi's Sardar Patel Covid care centre. Two Covid-19 patients were seen cutting cake wearing PPE kits. ITBP is running the Covid care centre in Delhi. This Covid centre is the world’s largest with 10,000 bed capacity. Earlier, BSF soldiers were seen celebrating the new year in Jammu and Kashmir. The soldiers in Poonch district were seen celebrating together. BSF soldiers cut the cake and danced together to welcome the new year.
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Sir Keir Starmer questioned why Boris Johnson was “so slow to act” wheninfection rates began to surge in December. The Labour leader said: “The lastPMQs was on December 16. The Prime Minister told us then that we were seeing,in his words, a significant reduction in the virus. He told us then that therewas no need for endless lockdowns and no need to change the rules aboutChristmas mixing.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs Downing Street for PMQs ahead of his appearance before the cross-party Liaison Committee. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson has departed Number 10 ahead of Prime Minister's Questions. Labour opposition leader Sir Keir Startmer will not be in the Commons today, but will take part virtually, after a member of his office staff contracted coronavirus.
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The prime minister and the leader of the opposition have welcomed the news that a Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech has been approved for use in the UK. Boris Johnson told the Commons that the protection of vaccines will allow Britons to "reclaim our lives" and get the economy moving. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn