25 Jan 2021

Tory MPs pressure Johnson to set out England schools reopening timetable

Political Editor

With most children across the whole of the United Kingdom doing their lessons from home, Boris Johnson is coming under increasing pressure from his own MPs to set out a timetable for reopening England’s schools.

There are no plans for that to happen before half-term in February, but many Tory MPs are dismayed at the prospect of it carrying on until Easter.

Mr Johnson said his priority was avoiding another “surge in infections”, although he insisted he wanted to see schools back as fast as possible.