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C4 News: MPs approve 2nd lockdown for England – Boris Johnson sees off a rebellion

06/11/2020

November 04 2020

MPs have voted to support the four-week lockdown for England that starts tomorrow. Boris Johnson warned that, without it, the NHS would face an “existential threat”.Some 34 of his own backbenchers voted against, with more abstaining – including Theresa May. They object to the curbs on civil liberties, as well as the economic costs of shutting down. But a stark warning from the head of NHS England put things in focus: there are already enough patients seriously ill with Covid to fill 22 hospitals.

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