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There was no full report made on the economic impact of new lockdown

Ministers were strongly criticised last night after it emerged they had decided to plunge England into another lockdown without a full assessment of the economic impact. Tory MPs led by Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee, had demanded the release of the Treasury’s assessment of the effect of a shutdown on jobs. But yesterday Robert Jenrick, the Housing Secretary, admitted that no such document exists — Mail

UK can expect at least three Covid waves with lockdowns, Mordaunt says — Guardian

Lawyers call for offence of ‘hate crime’ to be extended to private dwellings – meaning conversations at home could spark police probes and prison sentences — Mail

Police and councils on alert for ‘perfect storm’ of disorder, Covid and potential terrorism — Telegraph

Twitter permanently suspends David Icke’s account — Guardian


I cannot support this second lockdown — Steve Baker, Telegraph

We’re a nation sick of being lied to, and it is breeding a dangerous mistrust in our leaders — Allison Pearson, Telegraph

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