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Government cherry-picked ‘spurious’ Covid data to justify second lockdown and may have intended to frighten the public, top Cambridge statistician claims

Sir David Spiegelhalter said ministers had ‘broken pretty much every code of conduct’ by choosing to show only worst-case scenarios, which were often based on out-of-date data — Mail

Moderna coronavirus vaccine may not stop transmission, admits chief scientist — Express

UK facing risk of ‘systemic economic crisis’, official paper says — Guardian

‘It’s disgraceful and un-British’: Tory MP Sir Charles Walker criticises police after they bundle spread-eagled elderly woman into a van during peaceful ‘anti-lockdown’ protest outside Parliament — Mail

Acclaimed musician tells MPs that music streaming leaves her unable to afford her rent — Times

British Library apologises to Ted Hughes’s widow for naming the poet in a dossier on slavery and colonial links because of a distant ancestor — Mail


The colossal cost of infrastructure is a British disease nobody can cure — Philip Johnston, Telegraph

A new ‘Iron Curtain’ is descending on the EU, and threatens to collapse the project — Jonathan Saxty, Telegraph

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