This week’s Prime Minister’s Questions stood out from previous sessions. Boris Johnson appeared the most comfortable he has in recent weeks – boosted by the loud support of the Tory MPs allowed in the socially distanced Commons chamber. In a way this was strange – Conservative MPs have become grumpier with each week when it comes to the government’s coronavirus strategy.
So, what’s changed? Keir Starmer’s intervention on Tuesday calling for a circuit break has had a unifying effect on the party.