The Government's new Illegal Migration Bill will mean that asylum seekers crossing the Channel in small boats will be detained for 28 days and then deported. This plan is unworkable, immoral, and illegal. It is just plain wrong on all counts and I will vigorously oppose it.
The Public Accounts Committee published its report on Covid Employment Schemes. HMRC fears there is £2.3 billion in incorrectly claimed furlough money that the taxpayer will never get back. That's just not good enough. See here for a summary of the report.
I met with Hackney's new Borough Police Commander to discuss anti-social behaviour, drug dealing, and other criminal incidents.