Johnson is asking Santa for a Christmas recovery


Without clear leadership from the top, employers will simply not risk a full return to the workplace this year

There is little chance of the economy staging a full recovery by the middle of the decade, let alone by Christmas, as Boris Johnson believes is possible.

Speaking with the optimism of a first world war general, the prime minister said on Friday that most restrictions on business activity would be lifted by December. This, he intimated, meant that for much of the population there will be a return to pre-coronavirus ways of working by the end of the year.

it will take greater trust in plans to ease the lockdown and huge investment by government to bring the economy back to life

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