Cox leads rebellion against Brexit Withdrawal Agreement
Geoffrey Cox, the Brexit-supporting former attorney general, says he will vote against the government’s attempt to override the Withdrawal Agreement when it comes before the Commons. Writing for The Times, Cox has accused Boris Johnson of doing “unconscionable” damage to Britain’s international reputation. Justice Secretary Robert Buckland defended the bill as an “insurance policy”.
‘Rule of six’ measure comes into effect in England
MPs have expressed concern as measures banning social gatherings of more than six people came into effect in England, following a rise in cases of Covid-19. Former minister Steve Baker said the latest government action amounted to “arbitrary powers without scrutiny” and Desmond Swayne MP said it was “outrageous” not to have a parliamentary debate. Michael Gove said the new measures were “absolutely right”.
WHO announces record one-day rise in Covid infections
The World Health Organization has recorded a record 307,930 new Covid-19 infections reported in the past 24 hours. The previous one-day record for new cases came on 6 September, when the agency reported 306,857 new infections. Yesterday’s biggest increases were in India, the US and Brazil. Worldwide there have been more than 28 million confirmed cases.
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