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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on a visit to the North West to view flood defences

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on a visit to the North West to view flood defences

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o Paul McCartney, no Taylor Swift, and no ‘ohhhh Jeremy Corbyn’ chants this summer. Glastonbury 2021 has been cancelled. Massive crowds gathering in muddy fields didn’t seem wise, with the lifting of lockdown still so uncertain. Ironically, Boris Johnson will be looking at a lot of muddy fields in the week ahead, with flooding set to hit large parts of England. The PM may have to wade into the muddy waters of a diplomatic spat with Brussels over the status of EU – and faces an equally murky row in cabinet over a possible border shutdown.

Our political editor Andrew Woodcock on what to look out for today:

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