Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Tory MPs are anxious about a post-Christmas lockdown

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Boris Johnson told Prime Minister’s Questions today that the meeting of the four nations of the UK ended with the leaders agreeing to keep the relaxation of rules over Christmas. He said there had been ‘unanimous agreement’ at the meeting that ‘we should proceed in principle with the existing regulations because we don’t want to criminalise people’s long-made plans’.

But not long after the meeting broke up, the Welsh and Scottish governments announced they would be producing their own much tougher guidance.

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Isabel Hardman
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Isabel Hardman
Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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