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Chancellor to ‘extend the furlough scheme to the summer’

Rishi Sunak will announce at the Budget on March 3 that the Government’s furlough scheme will be extended to the summer, it was claimed today. Previous estimates are that furlough costs the Treasury more than £5billion per month. Figures show that public sector debt has already surged by more than £300billion since the start of April last year — Mail

Delivery driver is sacked for refusing to wear a mask inside his own lorry — Mail

Matt Hancock acted unlawfully by failing to publish Covid contracts — Guardian

Prince Harry and Meghan to give up all royal titles — Times

Dominic Cummings ally Oliver ‘Sonic’ Lewis quits his No 10 job at anti-Scottish independence unit after two weeks as more of Carrie Symonds’s friends take key roles — Mail

Beijing wants to sway US policy using climate change, experts warn — Epoch Times

Trump to make first public speech since leaving White House — Epoch Times

Bill Gates says richest countries should switch to 100 per cent synthetic meat to save planet — Express


Paradise? No, but the Britain of my youth was free — Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

The country cannot go on borrowing unchecked forever, but now is not the time to slam on the brakes, so Chancellor must hold his fire — Alex Brummer, Mail

Whatever happened to Nick Clegg’s high moral principles as he stays silent over Facebook’s row with Australia? — Amanda Platell, Mail

My dad Ted passed three Covid tests and died of a chronic illness yet he’s officially one of Britain’s 120,000 victims of the virus and is far from alone… so what’s the truth? — Bel Mooney, Mail

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