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Johnson's latest U-turn on Covid restrictions: Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart and Josh Halliday discuss the latest restrictions announced by the prime minister. James Schneider and Anna Turley talk about Keir Starmer’s performance at the Labour party’s virtual conference, Connected. Plus, Libby Brooks examines how Scotland’s response to Covid has influenced voters’ opinions on independence From Thursday, 10pm curfews will be imposed on pubs and restaurants across the country. There is now a ban on indoor team sports – and plans for a partial return of sports fans to stadiums from 1 October have been paused. Wedding celebrations will be limited to just 15 guests. Oh, and we’re now being asked to work from home if we can. So did the government prematurely choose to protect the UK economy over the public? And have they damaged both irreversibly by reopening everything too quickly? Continue reading...

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