UK coronavirus live: Johnson faces Starmer at PMQs after Speaker says government treating parliament with contempt | Politics

12.31pm BST12:31 Tommy Sheppard (SNP) asks if the PM would regard a Conservative victory in the Scottish elections next year as a mandate for the union. Johnson says the Scots had a vote on this in 2014. That was a vote for a generation. We should stick with that, he says. 12.30pm BST12:30 Johnson says Tories are enthusiastic about the clean, green future. He is pleased this is being pioneered...

UK coronavirus live: Some ‘disruptive’ lockdown measures set to remain in force for rest of year, says Whitty | Politics

Nicola Sturgeon said she was increasingly optimistic Scotland has passed the peak in cases after “really encouraging” data showed a continuing fall in hospital admissions and intensive care cases. The number of intensive care patients in Scotland fell for the seventh day running to 155, the lowest number since 1 April. Covid-19 hospital admissions by ambulance fell to 156 on Tuesday, the...