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Why is Boris Johnson staying away from Davos this year?

Independent Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Chancellor Sajid Javid is only UK government representative at the global gathering which PM once branded an 'orgy of adulation'
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PM attempts to head off rebellion by MPs over new tougher tiers [Video]

PM attempts to head off rebellion by MPs over new tougher tiers

Boris Johnson, who faces a Commons showdown with his own MPs over thestringent tier measures, urged the nation to “work together” with tiering,testing and vaccines. The Prime Minister is offering Parliament another chanceto vote on the restrictions early next year, saying the legislation will havea “sunset of February 3”.

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Coronavirus: PM writes to MPs amid anger over new tiers

Boris Johnson aims to stop a Tory rebellion ahead of a vote on England's new measures on Tuesday.
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UK PM tries to head off Covid vote rebellion

Boris Johnson aims to stop a Tory rebellion ahead of a vote on England's new measures on Tuesday.
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Johnson defends tiering system amid backlash [Video]

Johnson defends tiering system amid backlash

Boris Johnson has defended the Government’s latest tiered controls forEngland, saying they were essential to get coronavirus levels down. The PrimeMinister acknowledged that many people felt “frustrated” – particularly ifthey were in an area with low infection rates. “I know it is frustrating forpeople when they are in a high-tier area when there is very little incidencein their village or their area. I totally understand why people feelfrustrated,” he said during a visit to a public health laboratory in Wiltshirein a pooled clip for broadcasters.

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PM: Brexit deal very much determined by the EU [Video]

PM: Brexit deal very much determined by the EU

On the issue of Brexit, Boris Johnson said the likelihood of a deal was "verymuch determined " by the EU. "There's a deal to be done if they want to do it,which would, I think, benefit people on both sides of the of the channel," hesaid, adding the UK would still "prosper mightily" in the event of a no-dealBrexit.

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