Rather amusingly today, the biter was bit as Sir Keir Starmer had to self-isolate after one of his children tested positive for Covid. This after he poked fun at the PM during PMQs, who himself has had to isolate. The final session of PMQs was more of the same from the Labour leader, who might well be an accomplished barrister, but fails the leadership test. I had a fascinating virtual meeting with Victor da Cunha, chairman of Homes for the South West, an alliance of 11 housing associations. He was accompanied by Selina White, of Magna Homes, and the alliance's PR representative, Rebecca Chapman. I was greatly encouraged to hear what Victor had to say about building properly affordable homes to buy and rent. He explained that building on the former Royal Manor School site on Portland would begin soon. Forty one prefab, high-quality buildings would be up within a year, all of them affordable. Hurrah. However, a lot more needs to be done in this direction. In the public sector, nurses and other NHS workers in England were offered a 3 per cent pay rise by government "in recognition of unique impact of the pandemic" on staff. It came after heavily criticised proposals made by the Department for Health and Social Care in March said only a one per cent rise was affordable. All NHS staff in Wales will be offered a 3 per cent rise by the Welsh government. But some health unions opposed the new figure, saying it did not reflect the sacrifices made by staff. The dispute over border checks between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK continued. The UK unveiled a new set of demands to redraw the post-Brexit trading arrangements it agreed with the EU. The government said border checks it signed up to in the 2019 Brexit divorce deal had proved unsustainable. Brexit Minister Lord Frost said they risked harming business, and were damaging the "fabric" of the UK. The EU said it would not agree to renegotiate the terms of the 2019 deal. Trouble ahead. And poor old Liverpool was stripped of its World Heritage status after a UN committee found developments threatened the value of the city's waterfront. The decision was made following a secret ballot by the Unesco committee at a meeting in China. Unesco had said that the developments, including the planned new Everton FC stadium, had resulted in a "serious deterioration" of the historic site. The decision was described as "incomprehensible" by the city's mayor. What a strange world we are living in at the moment!