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Could Christmas still be cancelled?

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The government is coming under pressure to reverse the Christmas relaxation of Covid rules, with two of the country’s leading health journals – the Health Service Journal and the British Medical Journal – jointly calling for a rethink. Keir Starmer, meanwhile, has called on Boris Johnson to hold an emergency COBRA meeting to review the plans. Will the government cancel Christmas? Isabel Hardman speaks to James Forsyth and Katy Balls.


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