First question of a busy Sunday media round, and Rishi Sunak has already had to confirm that his "£7bn" for non-London transport projects in this week's budget is actually just £1.5bn of new money.

7:35 AM · Oct 24, 2021

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Utterly shameless by Sunak, when asked if budget cash for early years provision is an admission cutting Sure Start was a mistake: he says there has been "new evidence" eg from Andrea Leadsom about how important this stuff is, as if Leadsom had invented early intervention.
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Leadsom has, in fairness, been a vocal and long-time campaigner of these issues, but not even she would claim to have invented the idea.
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On masks in the Commons, Sunak dodges every question on this from Andrew Marr, repeatedly saying it's up to people to make own decisions on workplace use. Doesn't try to defend the specifics of mask-less Conservative benches.
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Replying to @peterwalker99
like I say - its all theatre rather than fact the lines have been written and the presentation rehearsed so that people watching believe what they want us to believe - rather than how it really is
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You are right - it isn’t a person talking in any normal, accepted way but somebody presenting pre-rehearsed lines with an upbeat smile and starting nearly every sentence with “so”! 😡
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Replying to @peterwalker99
He’s just a happy smiley face, nothing else.
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Replying to @peterwalker99
He’s… literally confirming details to the media? I dare say the Speaker will be furious.
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And the govt will not care a jot. They are untouchable
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Replying to @peterwalker99
Tell the BBC
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Replying to @peterwalker99
Rishi Sunak's 75 new family centres? You need to register your "family hub" with familyhubsnetwork.com a private company run by Tory grandee & former Treasurer of the party, Lord Farmer. They claim: "The Family Hubs Network is not affiliated to a political party" OK Mike 😉
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So is it new centres or just existing ones newly registered on familyhubsetwork.com ? What happens to the funding for all the Barnardo ones??
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