UK politics: Labour calls Johnson ‘spineless’ over Trump as Patel says US president provoked violence – live

Latest updates: PM accused of not being critical enough of US president after Trump supporters storm Capitol in WashingtonCongress confirms Biden after pro-Trump mob storms capital – live 10.30am GMT The Commons health committee has said that its hearing with Matt Hancock, the health secretary, will start at 3pm this afternoon, not 2.30pm as originally planned. I will be covering it in detail. 10.28am GMT Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, was more critical of Donald Trump than Boris Johnson has been when she gave an interview to ITV’s Good Morning Britain today. She said:On one level I think what happened last night, what we witnessed last night, is not that surprising. In some senses Donald Trump’s presidency has been moving towards this moment almost from the moment it started, but that doesn’t make it any less shocking.What we witnessed weren’t just scenes of horrible breaches of law and order, people taking over the seat of democracy, we actually witnessed the president of the United States inciting insurrection in his own country and I think for many people it will take some time to get our heads round that. Continue reading…

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