Inside Politics: Boris Johnson told to ‘take steps’ to slow omicron spread

The Oxford scientist behind the vaccine has some gloomy warnings for government, writes Adam Forrest

Monday 06 December 2021 07:55
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<p>Boris Johnson outside No 10 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)</p>

Boris Johnson outside No 10 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Lewis Hamilton has set up a dramatic end-of-year finale to the F1 calendar after winning a chaotic Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – complete with red flags and controversial restarts. The political calendar has dramatic end-of-year finale, after the controversial restart of pre-departure coronavirus tests. The omicron variant continues to raises a whole series of red flags. Which leaves us wondering how the man in the hot seat, Boris Johnson, might steer the course towards Christmas when it comes to Covid curbs.

Inside the bubble

Big morning at the High Court, where we will hear the judgment in the FDA civil service union’s challenge to Boris Johnson’s decision that Priti Patel did not breach the ministerial code following bullying claims. Meanwhile, the government will set out its 10-year drugs strategy.

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