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Inside Politics: Boris Johnson to announce 10pm pub curfew

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The prime minister is preparing to move the country further towards a second lockdown, despite Tory backbench disquiet about creeping ‘authoritarianism’, writes Adam Forrest

Boris Johnson speaks at cabinet meeting
Boris Johnson speaks at cabinet meeting(AFP via Getty Images)
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e’ve all made sacrifices since the virus hit. What more will we have to give up? The Royal Academy is thinking about flogging off a £100m work by the great Michelangelo in order to save precious jobs. The sacred art of late-night pub drinking is about to be sacrificed as the coronavirus rules change yet again. All those who prefer the inside of their local boozer to the Sistine Chapel will have to be off home before 10pm, as Boris Johnson announces a new curfew for England and other nationwide measures today.

Chief political commentator John Rentoul on what to look out for today:

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