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Government scientist Neil Ferguson resigns after breaking lockdown rules to meet his married lover

The scientist whose predictions played a key role in Britain being placed under lockdown has himself flouted the rules by ‘meeting with his married lover’. Professor Neil Ferguson warned that 500,000 people might die if Britain was not locked down, and earlier this month praised as ‘excellent’ the notion that ‘we must learn to be patient’.

Daily Telegraph

In other news

Rishi Sunak preparing to wind down coronavirus furlough scheme from July – The Guardian

Virgin Atlantic to cut third of staff to survive Covid-19 crisis – Financial Times

Risk of ‘dole queue’ future for young people after Covid-19 crisis – The Guardian

UK put only 273 of 18m visitors into quarantine – The Times

Brexit delay’s eye-watering cost to taxpayer if UK does not leave EU on time exposed – Daily Express


Covid is ushering in a surveillance state that may never be dismantled, Philip Johnston – Daily Telegraph

Just 332 under-45s have died in UK from Corona. It’s madness to keep them from work while our economy burns, Alex Brummer – Daily Mail

Why should students pay university fees when they are not getting the real experience? Alison Pearson – Daily Telegraph

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