Can an agreement be reached with nurses over pay?

A nurse: doesn’t this person deserve fair pay, after working to keep us all safe from Covid-19 for the last six months – and facing what could be a much worse period in the immediate future?

Nurses have called off their latest round of strikes in order to enter intensive negotiations with the UK’s Tory government over pay.

It seems their persistence has paid off and prime minister Rishi Sunak has u-turned on his refusal to discuss pay with them.

The issue was discussed on the BBC’s Politics Live – and, as always, a few falsehoods crept into the debate.

Here’s what was said. I’ve added a few facts where necessary – either from what I tweeted at the time, or as extra captions.

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