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‘Some and mirrors’ reopening on the cards

Some MPs and industry figures fear that even if legal lockdown requirements are lifted on June 21, a web of stringent guidance could be put in its place, encouraging people to act as if in lockdown. Already the Government is telling people not to travel to amber list countries, despite it being allowed within the laws and the rules. On Tuesday, official guidance urging people in Covid hotspots to meet outside if possible and minimise travel was extended to Greater Manchester and Lancashire – Telegraph

Andrew Lloyd Webber: ‘If you want to stop theatre, you’ll have to arrest us’ – Telegraph

People who are most afraid of catching Covid are more judgemental than those less scared of the virus, study finds – Mail

Sunak could accept four-week delay to ending Covid restrictions in England – Guardian

Face masks should be reintroduced in classrooms, teaching unions demand – Telegraph

I would put money on Covid lockdown ending on June 21, says Michael Gove – Times

Magdalen College Oxford to remove Queen’s portrait over colonial links – Times

Julie Burchill claims she has been ‘sacked’ as a Telegraph columnist after sparking fury by saying Harry and Meghan could call their baby ‘Georgina Floydina’ – Mail

COMMENT

Lockdown Britain has surrendered its ancient freedoms far too cheaply – Madeline Grant, Telegraph

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