Wednesday, May 5, 2021
HomeNewsWeekend News Digest

Weekend News Digest

-

NEWS

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

COMMENT

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

- Advertisement -

If you appreciated this article, perhaps you might consider making a donation to The Conservative Woman. Unlike most other websites, we receive no independent funding. Our editors are unpaid and work entirely voluntarily as do the majority of our contributors but there are inevitable costs associated with running a website. We depend on our readers to help us, either with regular or one-off payments. You can donate here. Thank you.

The Conservative Woman
Edited by Kathy Gyngell

Sign up for The ConWom News

Each morning we send The ConWom Daily with links to our latest news. This is a free service and we will never share your details.