MPs’ postbags: The hidden costs of lockdown

Jack Blanchard abandons Westminster for a week and explores the hidden costs of lockdown, by delving into the postbags of two MPs in different parts of the U.K.

Tory MP Robert Halfon explains the struggles families face in his corner of Essex, and warns of rising domestic abuse during lockdown. And one of his constituents explains how abuse victims are repeatedly failed by Britain’s secretive family courts system. In Bristol, Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire talks about the impact lockdown has had on the city’s legendary nightlife, and the broader arts scene. And nightclub owner Marti Burgess tells of her fears that some of the city’s premier cultural nightspots may never return.



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