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England Set To Extend ‘Police State’ Powers… Staying Safe or Staying Scared?

Defence secretary Ben Wallace has defended plans to extend COVID lockdown powers in England, measures that one former Tory minister has branded "excessive and disproportionate". The government is facing a severe backlash over plans to extend draconian restrictions under the Coronavirus Act for another six months. But speaking on Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Wallace said the government...