Good morning. Dominic Cummings calls Boris Johnson the “procuring trolley” as a result of he says the prime minister veers everywhere when making coverage and the evolution of the federal government’s coverage on vaccine passports for England is an efficient instance of the place Cummings has received a degree. Originally the government ruled out the idea. Then, as the ultimate lockdown restrictions had been lifted in July, Johnson made the surprise announcement that from the top of September folks going to nightclubs would want to point out proof of their vaccine standing. Solely final week Nadhim Zahawi, the well being minister, mentioned that remained the plan. Yesterday Sajid Javid, the well being secretary, informed Sky Information that the federal government was proper to contemplate the thought. However an hour later he informed the BBC that the government was not going ahead with vaccine passports.
Nevertheless, as my colleague Aubrey Allegretti reports, Tory MPs who hate the thought of vaccine passports concern the thought has not been killed off for good. Javid additionally mentioned yesterday that they’d stay an possibility for the long run and, in interviews this morning, Thérése Coffey, the work and pensions secretary, mentioned they weren’t dominated out without end. She informed BBC Breakfast:
As Sajid Javid set out yesterday, though the formal determination continues to be to be made, however having mirrored and regarded on the particulars of the proposal that it’s not deemed crucial at this second in time.
However they haven’t been dominated out without end. It’s reflecting the truth that a number of younger folks have come ahead and received their vaccinations over the summer season.
With Johnson because of announce his winter plan for Covid tomorrow, there could also be extra about authorities coronavirus plans popping out at present. We even have two doubtlessly attention-grabbing stories on coronavirus coming from the ONS.
With the TUC and SNP conferences each going down, there may be loads of non-Covid politics round at present too. Right here is the agenda for the day.
9.30am: The ONS publishes figures on Covid deaths by vaccination standing. It is usually publishing a report on coronavirus on family funds.
10am: The TUC convention resumes. Frances O’Grady, the TUC basic secretary, is talking at 11am.
11.30am: Downing Road holds its every day foyer briefing.
11.50am: Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, provides a speech wrapping up the SNP’s on-line convention. Earlier, at 10.30am, Shona Robison, the housing and native authorities secretary, speaks.
Lunchtime: Boris Johnson is anticipated to file a brief TV interview on a visit within the Midlands.
2.30pm: Thérèse Coffey, the work and pensions secretary, takes questions within the Commons.
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