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Daily politics briefing: May 4

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Daily politics briefing: May 4

Daily politics briefing: May 4

The key facts behind the day's headlines on May 4 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggests there is a “good chance” the one-metre plus rule for social distancing can be ditched next month.


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PM: Indian coronavirus variant could disrupt easing of restrictions in June [Video]

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Boris Johnson has warned that the Indian coronavirus variant could “pose a serious disruption” to plans to ease restrictions and “could make it more difficult” to end them as hoped in June.The Prime Minister told the Downing Street press conference: “I do not believe that we need, on the present evidence, to delay our road map and we will proceed with our plan to move to step three in England from Monday.

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PM: Remaining second doses for over-50s to be accelerated [Video]

PM: Remaining second doses for over-50s to be accelerated

Boris Johnson has said that remaining second doses for the over-50s will be accelerated so they come eight weeks after the first.The Prime Minister told the Downing Street press conference: “I believe we should trust in our vaccines to protect the public whilst monitoring the situation as it develops very closely because the race between our vaccination programme and the virus may be about to become a great deal tighter and it’s more important than ever therefore that people get the protection of a second dose.

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Burnham: Local lockdown will ‘go down like a lead balloon’ [Video]

Burnham: Local lockdown will ‘go down like a lead balloon’

Andy Burnham says a local lockdown would “go down like a lead balloon” in Greater Manchester, “because they didn’t work last year.” The mayor was speaking after Boris Johnson refused to rule out the introduction of a local lockdown in Bolton, which has seen a surge in Indian variant (B16172) coronavirus cases. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Ballymurphy families angry at Boris Johnson apology [Video]

Ballymurphy families angry at Boris Johnson apology

Families of those who were killed in 1971 reacted angrily on Thursday after the Government delivered an apology for the deaths of 10 innocent civilians in Belfast 50 years ago.

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