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Gavin Williamson says it is his ‘duty’ to get children back to education; government to bail out Transport for London

The Scottish Refugee Council has written to UK home secretary Priti Patel demanding urgent action following the death of an asylum seeker at a hotel in Glasgow.

The man was one of hundreds of asylum seekers who were moved en mass from their existing accommodation into hotels at the beginning of lockdown, where significant concerns have been raised about social distancing, cleanliness and food. In a move condemned by campaigners, they also had all financial support withdrawn.

Today we have written to the Home Secretary @pritipatel demanding urgent action in response to last week’s death in Glasgow asylum accommodation.

You can also read the letter and our key asks on our website: https://t.co/l1CFjXt2Ws pic.twitter.com/URM1l2OPW1

Transport for London has been given a government bailout to help it fill a coronavirus-related black hole in its budget after its income slumped by 90%.

But public transport users in London can expect fare hikes and restrictions on free travel as a result of the government’s £1.6bn bailout of TfL.

I’m unclear about why the Government are waiting until the 11th hour to agree a deal. It is really bad form.

I had no choice but to accept it to keep the Tubes and buses running.

This deal will encourage a real move towards greener and healthier walking and cycling options, ease pressure on our public transport and provide certainty and stability for London’s transport services in the future.

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