Rolling coverage of political developments, including the US president saying he will discuss Salisbury spy poisoning case with Theresa May
Donald Trump has said he will speaking to Theresa May today.
It seems to me they think like it’s Russia [behind the attack on Skripal] and I would certainly take that finding as fact.
If we agree with them, we will condemn Russia or whoever it may be.
Speaking after a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee this morning, the home secretary, Amber Rudd, said the investigation was going well.
The Russians have started responding. The prime minister has been very clear that they have until midnight tonight to satisfy her requests. Until then we will wait and see what they have put forward.
I know that international allies have begun to rally their support and make comments publicly but at the moment what we are doing is awaiting the Russian response before stepping up and responding as the prime minister has said we will.
The public health advice came with the information that we were able to collect. I want to be absolutely clear that the chief medical officer has said any risk to the public is low.