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Boris Johnson ‘determined’ to scrap lockdown laws under Covid Winter Plan

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The Prime Minister is set to announce the end of the emergency lockdown laws under his new Covid Winter Plan.

Instead, Mr Johnson will hand out booster jabs in an attempt to prevent the UK being plunged into yet another lockdown.

The third set of inoculations are expected to be given the go-ahead by the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation next week.

If approved, booster vaccinations could be given to more vulnerable Britons in two weeks time.

The move to curb the executive’s power to shut down the UK’s economy comes after the Prime Minister is reported to have been desperate to avoid any future lockdowns.

Many of his Conservative colleagues have been critical of any extension to the emergency powers.

Earlier this month, Mark Harper from the Covid Recovery Group told the Financial Times the so-called Coronavirus Act represented “the most draconian detention powers in modern British legal history.”

And now it appears the Prime Minister is following suit.

Mr Johnson said: “These extraordinary times required necessary but intrusive measures.

“But I’m determined to get rid of any powers we no longer need.”

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