Rishi Sunak: England's lockdown ends on Dec 2. We will be going back into localised approach, tier system which he agrees will be toughened. #marr
Sunak won't say if hospitality will have to stay closed until Christmas. #marr
Sunak: Cabinet meeting later today to discuss exiting national restrictions ahead of PM statement Monday. Can't say if retail will be able to open before Christmas. #marr
Hurrah. Sounds like 10pm curfew is getting the chop 'definitely something we're looking at' says Sunak, saying they now have more data. #marr

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23 Nov
MORE good news!!!
AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine is 70 per cent effective after first does and COULD be 90 per cent effective after second. And....it has a fridge temperature. ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-2…
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Rockstar welcome for the re-endorsed PM.
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Douglas Ross CONFIRMED running for Tory leader in Scotland.
This from his campaign manager John Lamont has just been sent to MPs.
"I am pleased to confirm that our own colleague Douglas Ross, will be standing in the leadership election".
Lamont: "Ruth Davidson has agreed to step up to challenge Nicola Sturgeon at First Minister’s Questions each week until next May when we hope that Douglas will be returned to the Scottish Parliament."
Lamont: "If successful, Douglas will continue as an MP until the next General Election."
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Permissible reasons to leave home include:
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And the 73rd World Health Assembly is off and running: who.int/about/governan… #WHA73
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