Stewart speaks up for renters at risk of eviction in these dark times of the pandemic and asks how the new Covid strain affects the very young

At the Scottish Parliament’s Covid Committee just passed, I asked Michael Russell, the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, to extend a No Eviction policy for the rest of the year so people can keep a roof over their heads at the very least in what has become the darkest hour of the pandemic.

I also asked Professor James Leicth, the National Clinical Director of the Scottish Government, if he was concerned about young people’s increased susceptibility to the new widely-publicised UK variant of Covid.

He said the new variant “gives the same disease” but is indeed more transmissible and therefore if you are young you are very, very likely to have a mild course of disease.