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Covid: Andy Burnham holding the government 'over a barrel', says Raab

BBC News Friday, 16 October 2020
Greater Manchester's mayor should do "the right thing" and agree to tougher rules, the foreign secretary says.
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News video: Dominic Raab accuses Andy Burnham of trying to 'hold Government over a barrel'

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has accused Greater Manchester Mayor AndyBurnham of trying to “hold the Government over a barrel” by resisting toughercoronavirus restrictions. Mr Raab told BBC Breakfast: “Ultimately we need totake action – we can’t have a situation as we have seen in...

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