Former health minister says Michelle Mone wasn’t honest with him about her PPE Medpro involvement – as it happened

Lord Bethell during Covid posts screengrab he says challenges ex-Tory peer’s claim she told people in government about her links with PPE Medpro. This live blog is closed

  • ‘They all knew’: Michelle Mone hits out at Rishi Sunak over PPE deals

Mark Harper, the transport secretary, has announced in a written statement that Transport for London is getting a capital funding settlement worth £250m for 2024. It will fund upgrades to the Piccadilly line. Sadiq Khan, the mayor, welcomed that announcement but, as the Evening Standard reports, said “a decent long-term funding settlement” from the government was still needed.

Rishi Sunak has said that too many civilian lives have been lost in Gaza – but declined to back Ben Wallace’s claim that Israel is engaged in a “killing rage”. (See 10.27am.)

Israel obviously has a right to defend itself against what was an appalling terrorist attack perpetrated by Hamas, but it must do that in accordance with humanitarian law.

It’s clear that too many civilian lives have been lost and nobody wants to see this conflict go on a day longer than it has to.

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