Sumary of UK Covid: Labour MP ordered to leave Commons for saying Boris Johnson has lied ‘over and over again’ – as it happened:
- The Labour MP Dawn Butler has been ordered to leave the Commons chamber for the rest of the day after saying that Boris Johnson has lied “over and over again” about coronavirus.
- more Olympic athletes test positive in Tokyo Scotland has recorded its highest daily Covid fatalities figure since March, after NHS figures showed that 22 deaths of people with confirmed Covid infections were recorded in the past 24 hours.
- That brings the death toll of those who died within 28 days of a positive Covid test to 7,842. The latest fatalities figure comes after a sustained drop in detected infections: 1,825 people tested positive in the past 24 hours.
- Reminding people to get vaccinated and to remember physical distancing and other restrictions, she tweeted: Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) 1/ Cases continue to fall in 🏴 (positivity today down to 6%) – 🙏 to everyone helping achieve this.
- co/6k77XQUfvq July 22, 2021 Northern Ireland’s executive has delayed a decision on relaxing Covid-19 rules until next week, when ministers will be able to review fresh health data.
- From 26 July 15 people from unlimited households can meet outdoors and close contact services such as hairdressers can operate without pre-booked appointments.
- Ministers will meet again next week to decide about theatres and live indoor events, and also whether to extend the limit on indoor gatherings from six to 10 people.
- This House of Commons library document includes a list of other occasions when MPs have been ordered to leave the chamber for disorderly conduct, or for saying something unacceptable about another MP, since 1992. The former Labour MP Dennis Skinner features on the list four times, once for calling a minister a “little squirt”.