30 minutes | Jan 26th 2021

The Planned Shoulda-test Hotel

Travellers to the UK from Covid hotspots will be required to quarantine in hotels, under plans expected to be announced this week. Epidimiologists have long been arguing for tighter border controls, but debate continues among MPs who are divided on how tough these measures should be.

On The New Statesman podcast Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss whether the government's plans are sufficient to protect the UK against new coronavirus variants, and what the divisions in cabinet mean for this new effort to contain the virus.

Then, in You Ask Us, they tackle your question on whether the upcoming Welsh elections have a wider importance.

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You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.

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