Boris Johnson’s lockdown slip-up contradicts the official line


Analysis: PM’s aides insist easing rules is a long way off but he is under pressure to chart a path back to normality

The news that the prime minister is looking at easing some restrictions by mid-February came as a surprise to many reporters – and to No 10.

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The slip by Boris Johnson went against what insiders have been briefing for many weeks: that the easing of restrictions is a long way off and that this time there will be extreme caution.

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