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Boris has already bungled the second lockdown

Boris Johnson speaking at the Covid press conference on 22 October. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

‘We could have got away with less if we had done it earlier.’  Those words to me from a scientific adviser to the government – about the lockdown of England the prime minister is planning to announce, probably on Monday – foreshadow a looming crisis of confidence in Boris Johnson’s stewardship of measures to tackle the Covid-19 crisis.

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Robert Peston
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Robert Peston is Political Editor of ITV News and host of the weekly political discussion show Peston. His articles originally appeared on his ITV News blog.

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