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98.7 percent of England in Tiers Two and Three when lockdown ‘ends’

Despite having been set to ‘leave’ lockdown next week, just shy of 99 per cent of Englishmen will be entering the toughest two tiers of ‘local’ lockdown. Rural villages such as Penshurst in Kent — which has had only three cases in the past week — have been plunged into Tier Three because they fall under a local authority with high infection rates — Express

Covid vaccine trials did not monitor other steps taken by participants to prevent infection — Mail

Chris Whitty warns people to not hug elderly relatives this Christmas, ‘if you want them to survive to be hugged again’ — Telegraph

Almost one million more EU citizens have applied to stay in the UK after Brexit than had been expected as applications hit 4.2million — Mail

Top restaurateur Richard Caring warns that 35 per cent of the hospitality industry ‘will never return’ due to repeated lockdowns — Mail

No10 faces another cronyism row over bid to give Carrie Johnson’s ‘novice’ friend a £90,000 job — Mail


Boris’s crude new tier system has only inflamed the lockdown revolt — Fraser Nelson, Telegraph

Blinkered, blundering and utterly defying logic: Our new lockdown tiers make no sense — Dr Renee Hoenderkamp, Mail

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