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‘Will we ever be free?’ What the papers say about the ‘Freedom Day’ delay

After the PM confirmed a widely anticipated pause on plans to lift the final lockdown restrictions, the front pages ask how long curbs will last

The spectre of ongoing coronavirus restrictions in England hangs over the front pages of Tuesday’s papers after Boris Johnson confirmed a widely anticipated delay to the final lifting of lockdown.

The Mail splash headline is “PM: curbs could go on and on”, and flags anger among Tory backbenchers in the strap line above the story. Inside the paper, columnist Richard Littlejohn reflects some of the discontent by saying the UK has “snatched defeat from the jaws of victory”.

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