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Will Boris disappoint the lockdown hawks in government?

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Behind the scenes, the Cabinet is split on whether or not to lift the lockdown. The hawks such as Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, and Alok Sharma, are concerned about the economic and human costs of a sustained lockdown; the doves, such as Matt Hancock, worry that lifting the lockdown too soon risks a second wave. Given Boris’s liberal instincts, the hawks hope that he will come down on their side. But will the Prime Minister disappoint?


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