he mother of the teenage boy who heckled Chris Whitty in the street has said she is “horrified” by her son’s rudeness and will confiscate his favourite toy. She’s vowed to take his PlayStation away and will make him go back and apologise to the chief medical officer. Boris Johnson has scolded rude EU chiefs, claiming they’ve been naughty boys and girls by risking the delicate arrangements in Northern Ireland. But it’s the PM who is now chucking his toys out of the pram – threatening to go back and rip up parts of the all-important protocol.
Our policy correspondent Jon Stone on what to look out for today: