The Last Word: December 2021

ITV News Meridian's Political Correspondent Phil Hornby hosts December's edition of The Last Word.

It's been a week like no other for Boris Johnson.  The 'party'  inside 10 Downing St that he says never was, has finished the career of one of his top officials, and now his honesty has been questioned about what he knew, and when he knew it. 

The Omicron variant is spreading, fast. But so is discontent about how the Government are tackling it. New restrictions are not popular with many on the Tory benches in the House of Commons.

Drugs policy: is having a new 'war on drugs' going to eradicate the menace that is part of too many lifestyles?

And finally, as Fred Dinenage says goodbye after 58 years on ITV, his daughter, Caroline Dinenage MP, pays tribute.

It's been a difficult week for the Conservatives. So to discuss all this and more with Phil Hornby is:

  • Sal Brinton  - Baroness Brinton of Kenardington in Kent for the Lib Dems

  • Rosie Duffield, the Canterbury MP, for Labour