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PM’s Covid decision-making conditioned by new political reality

Analysis: Boris Johnson’s authority is weakened and ministers are positioning for future leadership contest

It is not yet like the end days of Theresa May, where every cabinet decision could be seen through the prism of would-be successors positioning for the coming fight. But it is fair to say that Boris Johnson’s Covid decision-making is taking place in a new context.

This was highlighted starkly by coverage of Monday’s long and inconclusive ministerial gathering about the spread of the Omicron variant, which was followed by repeated briefings from various camps about the need to either act now or sit tight and await more data.

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