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National lockdown - Boris Johnson to make case in Commons today

By Catherine Priestley

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    * Prime Minister Boris Johnson will update Parliament on a proposed national lockdown for England today, and MPs are set to vote on the measures on Wednesday.
  • * A Number 10 source insists the measures would be “time-limited” for four weeks, following Michael Gove's comments at the weekend that it may last beyong December 2
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