Covid: more London lockdown restrictions on the way. And will Trump's tax bill change the election?

Ministers are not ruling out a new social clampdown in London and parts of England, which could see a ban on households mixing indoors, as well as pubs, restaurants and clubs closing for at least two weeks. It follows stark rises in coronavirus cases, including inside the Prime Minister' own constituency. Our associate editor Julian Glover says anxiety's raising across the country, and the government has to start telling the whole truth about what coronavirus is doing, and what Downing Street is really planning on doing about it. 


Also, it's claimed Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House. The Evening Standard's Susannah Butter says that's been seized upon by the Democrats, but there doesn't appear to be any sign of Mr Trump's supporters switching their votes. But with the first presidential debate due to take place this week, Susannah tells us there's going to be an ugly fight to scoop up those Americans still undecided about who they want in the Oval Office. 


 

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