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Government hires private contractor to check if passengers are in quarantine after flying back to UK from overseas

Priti Patel has stepped up the Government’s crackdown on mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals by hiring a firm to carry out up to 10,000 house checks per day. Private contractor Mitie has been tasked by the Home Office to catch those failing to undergo their required period of isolation. The contract allows a total spend of up to £90million – Mail

4.7million waiting for operations in England – BBC News

As few as 2 per cent of positive lateral flow results are accurate, Matt Hancock adviser says in leaked emails after Boris Johnson called on nation to take the tests twice a week – Mail

Passengers are using forged GP notes to avoid the cost of a Covid test when they return from abroad, border officers say – Mail

Gambling firms donating ‘insulting’ amounts to addiction charity – Guardian

Tougher lobbying rules on table to head off claims of cronyism – Times

Democrats introduce bill to expand Supreme Court, but reception is tepid – Epoch Times

COMMENT

If Sweden’s Covid strategy is such a disaster, why is it still so popular?  – Fraser Nelson, Telegraph

Greensill is but one small part of the parasitic monster feasting on the Government’s Covid largesse – Jeremy Warner, Telegraph

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