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Soldiers are to step in so police can target flouters

Troops could guard sites such as Downing Street and Parliament to enable police officers to devote more time to dealing with those suspected of breaking new lockdown rules, the Prime Minister has announced. Breaking the ‘rule of six’ or not wearing a face mask when ordered to do so is to become punishable by a £200 fine on first offence – Mail

Brexit deal on brink: EU fears UK will leave with no deal ahead of last-ditch crunch talks – Express

‘Shutting down society causes massive damage to health, lives, and jobs’: Boris Johnson’s own Tory MPs turn on him after his national address, and Nigel Farage slams ‘authoritarian’ message – Mail

Covid restrictions ‘could mean elderly in care homes have no visitors for a year’ – Telegraph

New mask rules in pubs will be ‘impossible’ to police: Landlords blast latest Covid measure that visitors must cover face unless they’re eating or drinking, as hospitality bosses say move will kill off sector – Mail

Office romances must be revealed, Blackrock tells staff – Times

State pension UK: Action to be taken today as pensioners threatened with payments freeze – Express

COMMENT

Boris Johnson’s Covid speech showed little regard for either science or democracy – Janet Daley, Telegraph

Nothing says ‘UK open for business’ like commandos on the streets – Henry Deedes, Mail

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