PMQs LIVE: Starmer to demand Boris cancel plans for millions – Christmas hangs in balance

Christmas: Sadiq Khan criticises coronavirus restrictions

Mr Johnson is coming under increasing pressure to scrap the relaxation of coronavirus laws between December 23 and 27. Yesterday Sir Keir demanded the Prime Minister call an emergency COBRA meeting to look into the impact of the softened measures.

Across the country Brits have been warned throughout the pandemic not to meet up in groups of more than six.

To allow families to get together and celebrate the festive period the restrictions will be relaxed on December 23.

Up to three households will be allowed to meet for five days and form a “super-bubble”.

With coronavirus cases starting to surge across the country again, the Prime Minister has been urged to now scrap the plans.

The Labour leader’s demand for an emergency meeting of COBRA comes as London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has also said a rethink might be needed.

This morning Cabinet Minister Michael Gove held a phone call with members of the Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Ireland devolved administrations to talks about the rules.

No10 has ruled out changing its mind on the legislation allowing three families to meet over Christmas.

However, an ad campaign urging Brits to be sensible over the festive period will be rolled out in the coming days.


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11.00am update: One hour to go

There is just one hour left until the final PMQs of 2020, and it is set to be a good one.

With the fears of coronavirus surging across the UK again, and Brexit talks on the brink of a deal, there is plenty for the Prime Minister and Sir Keir Starmer to get stuck in with.

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