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Global treaty needed to protect states from pandemics, say world leaders

The world needs a global treaty for pandemics to protect states in the wake of Covid, akin to the settlement forged after the second world war, Boris Johnson and other world leaders have urged. In a joint article published in newspapers across the world, leaders including the UK prime minister, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, warn that a future global pandemic is an inevitability and that Covid has served as ‘a stark and painful reminder that nobody is safe until everyone is safe’ – Guardian

Australian school makes boys stand in front of girls during assembly and ‘apologise for rapes committed by their gender’ – Mail


UK to press more businesses to sign up to net zero carbon pledge – Financial Times

British pharma giant to ‘fill and finish’ Novavax Covid vaccines amid threat of jabs trade war – Telegraph

Giant sigh of relief as Suez reopens after container ship Ever Given is refloated – Times

Ban on gender transition procedures for minors passes Arkansas senate – Epoch Times

COMMENT

You can best judge a Prime Minister by what they do after leaving office… and David Cameron’s get-rich-quick ploy says so much – Stephen Glover, Mail

Keir Starmer is floundering, and no cabinet reshuffle can save him – Patrick O’Flynn, Telegraph

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