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Prime Minister faces calls for inquiry into role his fiancee plays in running country

Boris Johnson’s fiancee has effectively become his Downing Street chief of staff, a former colleague of hers claimed last night. Carrie Symonds’s ‘unelected and unaccountable’ role in Government is ‘damaging to democracy,’ according to Nic Conner, who worked with Miss Symonds on the Brexit campaign, and is now research fellow for the Bow Group which has called for an independent inquiry on Ms Symonds’s power — Mail

All schools will reopen on March 8, with outdoor gatherings widened three weeks later, but agony goes on for shops, pubs and salons — Mail

Chinese Communist Party withheld pandemic-relevant data from WHO, leaked documents reveal — Epoch Times

Campaigners say Britain will ‘look back with horror’ on the way it has treated those in care homes in response to Covid — Mail

EU member states ditch Brussels’ joint vaccine scheme — Express

Four top generals demand Boris Johnson calls a halt to troop cuts — Mail

John Lewis ‘is set to shut eight more of its 42 department stores’, just seven months after axing another eight of its locations — Mail

UK to call for UN probe of Uighur camps in China’s Xinjiang province — Financial Times


These feuding tribes have turned Number 10 into a playground — Andrew Pierce, Mail

There is no roadmap that can take us back to the way things used to be — Nick Timothy, Telegraph

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