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Britain heading for Eighties-style unemployment crisis

As more than half of Britain’s workforce is currently unemployed, furloughed by the state or working shorter hours, a Bank of England official has warned that we are heading towards Eighties-style unemployment. He added that there is likely to be a ten-fold increase in demand for the services of lenders, as many will leave the lockdown with large debts and no means of paying them off – Sunday Telegraph

UK bars and hair salons get more help than care homes, say providers – Observer

Covid’s classroom divide: Private school pupils still have full timetables as a survey reveals 700,000 state pupils get no home lessons at all – Mail on Sunday

Northern revolt over easing of lockdown as PM hit by poll slump – Observer

Royal Family facing financial chaos as coronavirus ravages income – Sunday Express

HS2 ‘badly off course’, warms damning report by MPs – Sunday Telegraph


Furlough billions? Just a giant payday loan in your name – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

Set us free from lockdown, ministers, and stop covering your backs – Jonathan Sumption, Sunday Times

We all know how nasty China can be, but it bungs us another panda and all is forgiven – Rod Liddle, Sunday Times

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