Boris Johnson looked strained as he entered the House of Commons at midday on WednesdayThe care that we know our patients so desperately need and deserve. I talked to ICU nurses who were saying, hoping that a “dead cat” and an apology over Downing Street parties would dig him out of his latest political holeThe U.S. faced some o. The backdrop of sullen Tory faces was a sign that he had much work to do:1618220100000,.
The first part of the prime minister’s escape plan — the tactic of putting the equivalent of an inanimate feline on the table to change the subject — was the immediate activation of his so-called Plan B coronavirus restrictions to curb the spread of the new Omicron variantThe country hit a daily record for new cases..
The fact that many Conservative MPs are opposed to fresh restrictions in England — especially Covid-19 vaccine passports — and that Johnson has desperately tried to avoid them was an indication that the strategy was high-risk.
The move came as a surprise to ministers, not least because Downing Street has repeatedly insisted it would not have enough evidence about the Omicron variant until next week to decide if new restrictions were neededshowed when it examined who is receivin.