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Without a press conference they're Jim Bowening it.  "Here's what we would have said" through the PA.

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In the absence of the delayed press conference, PA has been briefed the key points. details. Our sources in the lobby have been told the same things:

People in England will be told to stay at home as the country is placed under another national lockdown on Thursday - with the closure of hospitality and non-essential shops.

Boris Johnson will announce the new restrictions - which are set to last until December 2 - at a press conference later on Saturday.

Pubs, bars and restaurants will close, though takeaways will be allowed, and all non-essential retail will be shut.

The restrictions will be similar to those introduced at the start of the pandemic in March, however this time schools and universities are expected to remain open.

People will still be able to exercise outdoors, and travel to work if they cannot work from home, though restrictions on international travel are likely to be introduced.

MPs will vote on the new measures before they are introduced at 00.01 on Thursday, and when they lapse, the current tier system will be reintroduced.

Johnson will be joined by Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance in Downing Street at 6.30pm, following a meeting of his Cabinet earlier in the afternoon.

The introduction of national restrictions marks a dramatic shift in government policy, as the prime minister has until now resisted pressure to reintroduce nationwide restrictions.

 

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Whilst the North was suffering the government offered 60% furlough. As soon as the South was announced they would be entering lockdown the 80% scheme is extended. Fuck this shower of shit government. 

The next election should be a cakewalk for Labour, but pissing off 2/3rds of the membership by  suspending Corbyn is a massive own goal. 

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21 minutes ago, Glenryck Pilchards said:

Whilst the North was suffering the government offered 60% furlough. As soon as the South was announced they would be entering lockdown the 80% scheme is extended. Fuck this shower of shit government. 

The next election should be a cakewalk for Labour, but pissing off 2/3rds of the membership by  suspending Corbyn is a massive own goal. 

Unfortunately it looks like Labour's campaign slogan is going to be "Not the Tories". . 

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