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NEWS

Prime Minister announces ‘inhuman’ Christmas restrictions, cancelling festivities for millions

In its latest U-turn, the Government has effectively cancelled Christmas for 16million people, such as in London, where festivities are now limited to just one household. The Prime Minister announced new ‘Tier Four’ restrictions less than a week after he said it would be ‘frankly inhuman’ to cancel Christmas — Sunday Telegraph

‘We’re not going to be knocking on people’s doors on Christmas Day’: Police officers say new ‘Tier Four’ restrictions ‘don’t make sense’ as thousands vow to ignore the rules — Mail on Sunday

State pupils given Cambridge place without interview — Times

Principal of Prince Charles’ former boarding school demands The Crown carries a disclaimer after claiming show gave misleading view of royal’s time there — Mail

Keir Starmer promises more devolution for Scotland — Sunday Express

COMMENT

Merry? No, this year we need an Angry Christmas! — Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

The simple truth is that lockdowns do not work — Jonathan Sumption, Telegraph

Cancelling celebrations a week before Christmas is a potent way to destroy a Prime Minister’s credibility — Patrick O’Flynn, Sunday Telegraph

Cavalier Boris Johnson is now a sad, sober Roundhead — Tim Shipman, Sunday Times

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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