I’m returning to Westminster this morning with demands for Boris Johnson’s resignation growing – along with reports that he plans to throw his staff under the bus to save his job and make headline-grabbing policy announcements to deflect attention from his troubles. I’ll be in PMQs this week to see what he’s got to say as emerges from a week in hiding – hoping it will be goodbye!
Away from Johnson’s manoeuvrings, the big issue of the week is the debate on the Building Safety Bill which comes back to the Commons for debate on Wednesday. It follows Michael Gove’s statement on the issue, on which I challenged him last Monday.
I am concerned that this rush to bring the Bill back before there’s been time to consider Gove’s new proposals is designed to avert the defeat the Government were facing. So I’ll also be meeting with colleagues and campaigners on the issue, including members of Sheffield Cladding Action Group, in preparation for Wednesday.
Today I’ve been selected for a Home Office question, which I’ll probably use to question Ministers on the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme which failing my constituents with families at risk. Tomorrow I’m joining colleagues in a meeting with the CEO of Care England to discuss the crisis in social care and attending a meeting organised by Yachad with Esawi Frej, who represents Meretz in the Israeli coalition government . Back in Sheffield later in the week, I’ll be meeting the City Council leadership.