By ITV News Content Producer David Williams
As ever, outside events have come to influence the direction of a general election campaign.
Jeremy Corbyn had called for the meeting while accusing the PM of underestimating the scale of the "national emergency".
Here’s what's in store today:
Boris Johnson will chair the Cobra meeting to discuss response to severe flooding
The Conservatives launch a new attack on Labour's spending plans, labelled the 'Cost of Corbyn'
Labour set out plans for free skills education for adults to retrain
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson is set to visit the flooding before attending an evening rally in South Wales
Discussions are expected to continue in the Brexit Party after the mass candidate withdrawal
What else is making the election headlines today?
The view from the campaigns
Paul Brand sums up the Conservative spending attack on Labour.
Libby Wiener examines the key pledges in Labour's pitch to voters on education.
Rachel Younger says the Lib Dems have been sidetracked by the 2019 election's latest campaign resignation over previous offensive comments.
After a defining Monday, Emma Murphy examines where the Brexit Party campaign will go from here.
Calling Peston: The ITV News Election Podcast
Move over Michael Sheen. Stand down Daniel Day Lewis.
Having spent the morning channelling Jeremy Corbyn, Calling Peston's very own Daniel Hewitt explains why he is prime to perform as the star role when Hollywood inevitably comes to make Paul Nuttall: The Movie. But who will play Natalie? Sorry! Leanne. We'll wait and see.
After from all that silliness, comes the straight business of analysing the impact of Nigel Farage's announcement. Who benefits most from his climbdown? Robert Peston explains.
Emma Murphy, who watched the Farage speech in Hartlepool, shares how it went down among Brexit Party members in the room while Paul Brand wonders whether the non-reply he got from the PM (in response to Farage's speech) could actually be very telling.
ITV News Political Reporters Daniel Hewitt and Shehab Khan will be digesting the campaign every weekday - and dial in Robert to get his take on it all.
The Calling Peston podcast will take you behind the scenes of life reporting on the election campaign trail, hearing from our reporters on the road across the country.
Today's question: Can the polls be trusted?
Avid Calling Peston listeners will have already heard a few minutes of analysis from the British Election Study's Professor Jane Green in Episode Three.
Here is just under 20 minutes of piercing political ponderings and predictions with podcast co-hosts Shehab Khan and Daniel Hewitt in the ITV News digital studio.
If you really want to understand where we're at heading into the December 12 vote, treat yourself to this enjoyable watch.
Why the parties are gunning for a key win in Hartlepool
That carries no small significance as it is among a number of key Brexit Party targets after Farage narrowed his aim and declared war on Labour.
But the seat is one of the Conservative's top spots to gain.
So which party is best placed to win the likely three-way race?
Plus, as ever, here are your...
Catch up on the best of Monday's campaign stories:
What's happening away from the election?
Here's what else is making the news today: