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NEWS

Government hit by biggest rebel vote yet as tough tier rules passed

England returns to a toughened three-tier lockdown system after MPs voted by 291 to 78 in favour of the move, with Labour abstaining. Fifty-four Tory MPs voted against and ten abstained. The size of the rebellion was such that the government would have been easily defeated if all the opposition parties had voted against it — Times

Landmark ruling restricts puberty blockers for children — Times

‘You cannot abolish death’: Charles Walker MP’s passionate case against continued lockdown (in another name) — Mail

UK high street suffers another major economic hit as Debenhams goes into liquidation — Guardian

COMMENT

On this matter of principle, of ‘fundamental liberties’, the government has no arguments — Janet Daley, Telegraph

Covid has shown us that Britain’s creaky retail sector is in desperate need of repurposing — Alex Brummer, Mail

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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