COVID-19 restrictions: ‘It is important the government has the power to move quickly’

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    Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden believes the government should have the power to “move quickly” over COVID-19 restrictions. It comes after Conservative MP Steve Baker told Sophy Ridge, MPs feel “increasingly helpless” and is calling for members of parliament to be able to “share the burden” of decision making.

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