Current status: grim and worsening

Matt Chorley presents from parliament to assess how bad things have become on a human level. MP's Chris Bryant, George Freeman, Philippa Whitford and Ruth Smeeth explain about poor mental health, tears behind closed doors and members unable to visit dying relatives due to Brexit uncertainty. 

Later, staffers Tara O'Reilly and Elliot Stratton recount dealings with death threats as common place before co-chairs of the parliamentary mindfulness group, Tim Loughton and Chris Ruane detail how long baths and appreciating the small things have helped over 200 MPs and Peers.

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