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Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 14th October 2020.

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Photo of Colum Eastwood Colum Eastwood Social Democratic and Labour Party, Foyle 12:00 pm, 14th October 2020

By the weekend, Northern Ireland will be in an effective lockdown. Under the Chancellor’s new furlough scheme starting in November, a minimum wage full-time employee, a normal worker, will be entitled to £227 per week. I doubt that this Prime Minister could survive on that. How, and under God, does he expect ordinary decent workers to survive on that?