t’s just possible Stormzy – the man who once led the Glastonbury crowd to chant “f*** Boris” in unison – is feeling a touch of gratitude towards the PM. The Reading and Leeds Festivals, which Stormzy is headlining, are set to go ahead this summer. “The government have done it – the government are vaccinating everybody,” said the festival boss. It’s just possible the EU is feeling grateful towards Boris Johnson too. It looks like Brussels is set to poach some major financial business from Britain. But there’s no gratitude at all from the Brexiteers in the ERG. They’re demanding the PM ditches the dreaded protocol.
Policy correspondent Jon Stone on what to look out for today: