Sky News Breakfast: MPs grapple over rules on loosening lockdown

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Sky News Breakfast: MPs grapple over rules on loosening lockdown” – below is their description.

    On Sky News Breakfast:

    – Boris Johnson could find that some of his own backbenchers might be unwilling to raise a glass to extending coronavirus laws,

    – The first steps to a better start in life for babies and children in England, Niall speaks to the Children’s Minister, Vicky Ford,

    – Jason Farrell reports on how parts of the NHS may take a long time to recover from the pandemic,

    – And raising the bar, bitter criticism over a suggestion that vaccine certificates might be needed to have a pint in the pub.

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