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Tories: Cracks begin to show as Johnson’s government blunders from crisis to crisis

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It has been a difficult second lockdown for Boris Johnson. Currently self-isolating in Downing Street, he has been struggling with two huge challenges. On the one hand his negligent policies have meant there is little prospect of an end to the covid19 pandemic any time soon, despite the promise of a vaccine. The Tories have been forced into another lockdown and an extension of the furlough scheme and are finding it increasingly difficult to balance their interest in opening up the economy with the need to contain the public health crisis.

Brexit and Covid-19 failures reduces Johnson to tiers

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Faced with the twin crises of the Covid-19 pandemic and the looming Brexit deadline it is looking increasingly likely that Boris Johnson’s premiership is beginning to unravel. His criminal incompetence on the former is now being compounded by the chaos of the different tiers of lockdown he is attempting to impose, while his brinkmanship on the latter has put him at odds with the CBI and business leaders. On both of these issues cracks in the Tory monolith are beginning to appear and are reflected by growing disquiet among MPs and even splits in the Cabinet.

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