Inside Politics: Rishi Sunak clashes with Boris Johnson over Eat Out to Help Out

In a pre-conference speech interview, the chancellor has hit back at the PM’s suggestion that the scheme may have caused the virus to spread, writes Adam Forrest

Monday 05 October 2020 08:17
Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson outside No 10
Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson outside No 10

If the miserable weather has you in the mood to hibernate, it’s a good time to get to Sainsbury’s and stock up on supplies (you won’t have to face Laurence Fox or his pals – they’re boycotting the supermarket for celebrating black history month). Boris Johnson certainly appears to be hunkering down for the season. The PM has warned we’re in for a “tough” and “bumpy” winter – relinquishing his role as cheerer-upper-in-chief. Step forward Rishi Sunak, the Tory party’s only popular politician, who delivers his big conference speech this morning. Can the chancellor provide some sunshine amid the gloom?

Inside the bubble

Our political editor Andrew Woodcock on what to look out for today:

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