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HENRY DEEDES watches Dido Harding explaining the coronavirus testing shambles

An eerie silence suddenly befell Committee Room number six just after 4pm yesterday.  Baroness Dido Harding had just explained to the Commons’ science and technology committee how she’d come to be head of our vital testing programme. The matter had been raised by Graham Stringer (Lab, Blackley and Broughton) who had politely pointed out that … Read more HENRY DEEDES watches Dido Harding explaining the coronavirus testing shambles

HENRY DEEDES watches Dido Harding explaining the coronavirus testing shambles

An eerie silence suddenly befell Committee Room number six just after 4pm yesterday.  Baroness Dido Harding had just explained to the Commons’ science and technology committee how she’d come to be head of our vital testing programme. The matter had been raised by Graham Stringer (Lab, Blackley and Broughton) who had politely pointed out that … Read more HENRY DEEDES watches Dido Harding explaining the coronavirus testing shambles

HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary Matt Hancock feeling the heat in Parliament 

Springy Matt Hancock clicked his brogues… but Mr Speaker simply squinted: HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary feeling the heat in Parliament By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 22:28 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 01:47 BST, 16 September 2020 Whenever Matt Hancock now comes to the chamber, there is a contest among … Read more HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary Matt Hancock feeling the heat in Parliament 

HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary Matt Hancock feeling the heat in Parliament 

Springy Matt Hancock clicked his brogues… but Mr Speaker simply squinted: HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary feeling the heat in Parliament By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 22:28 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 22:30 BST, 15 September 2020 Whenever Matt Hancock now comes to the chamber, there is a contest among … Read more HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary Matt Hancock feeling the heat in Parliament 

HENRY DEEDES sees a vapour trail of anarchy hanging over Westminster

The morning after Boris Johnson announced he was clawing back another raft of civil liberties, a vapour trail of anarchy hung over Westminster. In Parliament Square, where Extinction Rebellion has been camped out for the past ten days, female protesters removed their brassieres and chained themselves to the New Palace Yard railings.  Those of a … Read more HENRY DEEDES sees a vapour trail of anarchy hanging over Westminster

HENRY DEEDES watches the return of the Downing Street coronavirus press conference 

The three Amigos are chillier these days – like a rock band in separate limos: HENRY DEEDES watches the return of the Downing Street coronavirus press conference By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 01:11 BST, 10 September 2020 A nyone seen the Prime Minister? There are … Read more HENRY DEEDES watches the return of the Downing Street coronavirus press conference 

HENRY DEEDES watches the return of the Downing Street coronavirus press conference 

The three Amigos are chillier these days – like a rock band in separate limos: HENRY DEEDES watches the return of the Downing Street coronavirus press conference By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 23:56 BST, 9 September 2020 A nyone seen the Prime Minister? There are … Read more HENRY DEEDES watches the return of the Downing Street coronavirus press conference 

HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary announcing the Bolton lockdown 

Head boy Matt Hancock’s touch of Apocalypse Now… for the freshers: HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary announcing the Bolton lockdown By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 22:34 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 23:00 BST, 8 September 2020 Fans of classic Vietnam war epic Apocalypse Now will doubtless recall Colonel Kilgore – … Read more HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary announcing the Bolton lockdown 

HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary announcing the Bolton lockdown 

Head boy Matt Hancock’s touch of Apocalypse Now… for the freshers: HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary announcing the Bolton lockdown By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 22:34 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 23:00 BST, 8 September 2020 Fans of classic Vietnam war epic Apocalypse Now will doubtless recall Colonel Kilgore – … Read more HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary announcing the Bolton lockdown 

Boris Johnson has lost a few belt notches… and his oomph: HENRY DEEDES watches PMQs

First PMQs of the new term and Boris Johnson was, I’m sorry to say, poor.  Provocatively poor. It wasn’t just that he hadn’t bothered with any of the necessary holiday reading – it was clear he’d barely glanced at the back covers. After such a political hotchpotch of a summer, this was a showdown the … Read more Boris Johnson has lost a few belt notches… and his oomph: HENRY DEEDES watches PMQs