Mandatory face masks are coming in, so why isn't Michael Gove wearing one? And just how bad is the UK's financial future?

On the day the government announced it's introducing mandatory face masks in shops, Michael Gove's been seen walking into a coffee shop without one. Meanwhile, his cabinet colleague Liz Truss had one on when she went into the same place. Is the message getting muddled already? And why is the law not going to come in effect for another 10 days? We get answers from the Evening Standard's deputy political editor Nicholas Cecil. 


Also, unemployment could soar to more than four million by the end of the year as “disappointing” GDP figures dash hopes of a rapid V-shaped recovery. Britain’s economy watchdog,the Office for Budget Responsibility, has laid bare the damage being wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown in a major new report. Economist Stephen King takes us through its findings, and warns uncertainty over Brexit could make things worse. 


 

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