James Forsyth James Forsyth

The key question Boris Johnson must answer tonight

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When Boris Johnson announces the delay to reopening tonight, he needs to set out what this pause is meant to achieve. If it is to enable more people in vaccination groups one to nine, who account for 99 per cent of all Covid deaths, to have their second jab and receive the full benefit of that then it is an understandable decision.

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