The Government’s sudden and chaotic lockdown announcement last weekend has dominated parliamentary discussion and debate this week.

Weeks ago Keir Starmer called for a shorter, circuit break lockdown over half term. Instead we are locked down again until 2 December. The Government’s economic planning has been inadequate, with the announcement of the furlough scheme extension made within hours of its planned end. The announcement came too late for those already made redundant.

Schools remain open, but need better support, including proper testing and tracing. For my thoughts on this and more, see my weekly round-up below.