PM set to announce action on high Covid areas of England in Greater Manchester and Lancashire and also on EU trade talks
Good morning. Boris Johnson faces two big, and largely unrelated decisions, today, and it’s not 100% clear which way they’re going to go. His administration has multiple flaws, but you can’t complain that it ever gets dull.
First, what is he going to do about the high-Covid areas of England where tighter restrictions need to be imposed (more or less everyone agrees) but local leaders won’t agree? This is mostly about Greater Manchester and Lancashire, and at the moment there’s deadlock. Here is our overnight story.
Ask a minister a question at the next coronavirus press conference: https://t.co/AciuhAKREC