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NEWS

‘Goalposts’ shift again on requirements for lockdown exit

Boris Johnson was accused of shifting the goalposts again on lockdown after he said that coronavirus infection rates must fall to ‘really, really low’ levels before restrictions could be lifted. The Prime Minister had previously said that the level of Covid deaths, vaccine rollout, new variants and pressure on hospital beds were the main determinants. Tory backbencher Sir Robert Syms has said in response: ‘We keep getting mission creep. The risk the Government has is public opinion starts to change – people will say “I’ve had my jabs, why can’t I go to the pub?”‘ — Mail

Vaccine passport ‘by back door’: PM admits proof will be needed for some lockdown freedoms — Express

Schools are not driving Covid and keeping them closed is damaging children, say reports — Telegraph

Imperial College at it again: Expert warns new coronavirus wave could kill tens of thousands of Britons by late summer if lockdown is completely lifted too early — Mail

Court document suggests Dominic Cummings helped to award a government contract without tender to a company run by his ‘friends’  Guardian

Rishi Sunak under growing pressure to avoid tax rises — Financial Times

EU vaccine rollout has been ‘a fiasco’ says former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt — Mail

COMMENT

Liberal democracy will be the biggest casualty of this pandemic — Jonathan Sumption, Telegraph

Meghan and Harry’s intimate baby bump photo proves they don’t want privacy, they just want to control the media and use it to promote themselves when it suits them — Piers Morgan, Mail

Academics like me live in fear of the woke hate mob — Matthew Goodwin, Mail

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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