Welcome to The Courier’s morning politics briefing, it’s everything you need to know about politics in your region, and across the country, before you start your day.
New this morning:
- Ministers urged to increase child payment to £20 a week ‘as soon as possible’.
- Ben Wallace: Britain will work with Taliban if it becomes Afghanistan government.
- UK Government ‘in breach of human rights obligations under UN racism treaty’.
Coming up today:
- Holyrood ministers are being urged to meet their pledge to double the payment made to needy parents as soon as possible.
- More than eight out of 10 unpaid carers say they have had “no respite” since the beginning of the pandemic, research indicates.
In case you missed it:
- ‘Bloody disgrace’: Ruth Davidson furious after all Scots Tory MPs vote for Boris Johnson’s international aid cuts.
- Alex Cole-Hamilton: Background and controversies of ex-Madras College pupil tipped to replace Willie Rennie.
- Evel undone: MPs vote to repeal English Votes for English Laws.
- Police to investigate SNP alleged donation fraud complaints.
- Brexit: Fishing industry faces ‘existential threat’ over export costs.
- Covid update: Level zero move confirmed but first minister urges caution.
- Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland relaxing Covid-19 restrictions at ‘responsible pace’.
- Welcome to Scotland? Nicola Sturgeon considers signs at the border with England to remind visitors of Covid restrictions.