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Boris Johnson is under pressure not to cut support for millions of families as some of his own MPs backed a Labour motion demanding the government abandons a reduction in Universal Credit, says The Independent.

Boris Johnson has warned the country faces a “precarious” situation despite the swift vaccination rollout, but vowed “things will look very different by spring”, reports the Daily Express.

Boris Johnson’s latest move to scrap travel corridors is a “dramatic” turn for the government as it tries to stop COVID strains in their tracks, reports the Daily Express. 

The UK medicines regulator has refused to approve the daily testing of school children – putting Boris Johnson’s plans in disarray, The Guardian reports.

Ministers are looking into whether vaccines due for delivery next month could be dispatched earlier, according to The Daily Telegraph. It comes after Boris Johnson’s promise to launch 24-hour vaccination centres. 

Boris Johnson revealed one in 50 people have the virus – with the Metro reporting that figure rises to one in 30 in the capital.

The Times says Boris Johnson has reimposed national restrictions in England in a “desperate attempt to prevent the NHS from becoming overwhelmed”.

The Guardian says Boris Johnson has ordered another national lockdown in England “just a day after urging millions of pupils to return to classrooms”. 

Boris Johnson is promising that the vaccination effort will be stepped up, despite only six NHS trusts being set to distribute the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on the day of its launch – that’s on the front...

Boris Johnson has declared that Britain is at an “amazing moment” in its history as he pledged to realise the promises of Brexit and rebuild prosperity after COVID, The Times reports.

Boris Johnson will hail “a new chapter in our national story” as MPs prepare to make history by backing the prime minister’s post-Brexit trade deal with the EU, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The Daily Mail has claimed “it’s a merry Brexmas” after Boris Johnson was in “touching distance” of securing a Brexit trade deal on Wednesday.

Scientists have told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that he must impose a national lockdown or risk a “human disaster”, amid the new fast-spreading variant of COVID-19, according to The Guardian.

The Telegraph says that Boris Johnson is planning mass testing at ports in an effort to get haulage over the Channel after the UK-French border closed down in Kent on Monday.

The Independent writes that the UK has been isolated after more than 40 countries banned travellers from Britain, leaving Boris Johnson in a diplomatic bid to reopen the French border.

The Independent says that Boris Johnson has “cancelled Christmas”, banning millions of people from mixing and allowing others just a day with family, instead of the previously promised five days.