This week the Public Accounts Committee discovered that the Government never considered the economic effects of a pandemic during its 2016 pandemic preparations. It explains the many gaps in support, including for the forgotten freelancers, and why it is lurching from crisis to crisis. 

I welcome Marcus Rashford’s excellent campaign shaming the Government into a U-turn so that vulnerable children do not go hungry over the summer. 

I also spoke at yesterday’s debate on the impact of COVID-19 in BAME communities and called out the Prime Minister for his career-spanning racist comments. Click here to see my speech in full and click here to feed into Baroness Doreen Lawrence’s review on COVID’s impact in BAME communities.