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Are local authorities fighting back against Covid restrictions?

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Middlesborough’s mayor, Andy Preston, today refused to accept the government’s decision to place households in the town under a local lockdown. Accusing Westminster decision-makers of ‘ignorance’, the mayor said the new measures would ‘kill viable jobs’ and ‘damage mental health’. Is this the start of regional authorities fighting back? Cindy Yu speaks to Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth.

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