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Omicron news is boost for Boris Johnson but Tory pressure is still on

Analysis: PM will be hoping hospital and other data will be enough to avoid a new year circuit breaker

Boris Johnson entered the fraught festive period with his authority in tatters after a string of self-inflicted crises, and with colleagues warning that cancelling Christmas could be the final straw for the exasperated British public.

So early, tentative evidence that the Omicron variant may result in less severe health outcomes is the best Christmas present the prime minister could have hoped for.

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