The PM thought the worst would now be over. But normal looks a long way off…

Some Tory MPs think the PM is reimposing restrictions too soon; scientists believe he lifted them too early

‘We did not give ourselves enough time to suppress the virus and now we are paying for that’ Professor Stephen Griffin

Toby Helm & Robin McKie

The beginning of August was supposed to mark a psychological turning point – when the British people could begin to believe that their lives were returning to normal. As families prepared to head away on holiday, the government had been clear that its...

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