Diary - the UK will leave the EU as one entity

The temperature hovered near 30 degrees in London as the sun continued to shine. In the Commons the UK Internal Market Bill went through its Second Reading. There has been some controversy since one of our ministers told the House the Bill would break international law. It's a regretful reflection on the EU's approach to negotiations that we are having to pass this Bill. The EU is not negotiating in good faith, instead just banging on about their red lines, for example over fishing. We are leaving the EU and it is not for them to divide the UK as would be the case were we not to take the appropriate action if a deal is not forthcoming. Three votes came 2200 and the Government won comfortably. The PM's speech, which explains his stance, is on the website. Further controversy was caused by crime minister Kit Malthouse, who urged residents to report neighbours for any suspected breaches of the new "rule of six", which limits numbers on social gatherings. Concerns have also been expressed about an apparent backlog of coronavirus test results. The Department of Health and Social Care said a "significant" number of people had been seeking tests, including some "who do not have symptoms and are not otherwise eligible" - but that capacity was at its highest level ever.