Government caves in to Tory rebels: Politics Weekly podcast | Politics

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On Wednesday, rebel Conservative MPs secured a deal to give the House of Commons more power over sweeping coronavirus restrictions. The government finally caved in to give MPs a vote in parliament on any new UK or England-wide coronavirus restrictions, after up to 100 Conservatives threatened a rebellion.

So will this go far enough to appease those rumbling Tory backbenchers?

The Liberal Democrats’ conference was last weekend. Later on, I speak to two former members of the party to discuss its path ahead.

Plus, Fiona Harvey reports on the latest news around the Cop26 UN climate change summit.

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Matt Hancock speaks in the Commons during the debate on Covid-19 temporary provisions



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