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Prime Minister urged to end ‘pingdemic’

How ironic that the Prime Minister – who has received two doses of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine – should spend the long-awaited ‘Freedom Day’ locked indoors after having been contacted by Test and Trace. This is illustrative of the true scale of the return of freedoms taking place today. People have titled the isolation farce a ‘pingdemic’, with hundreds of thousands of people, most of whom have been contacted through the NHS app, in self-isolation, causing chaos for businesses. It’s no wonder that business leaders and MPs are calling for the system to be scrapped – Telegraph

Quarantine to be waived for NHS staff in England in ‘exceptional circumstances’ – Guardian

Politicians from across world call for ‘global green deal’ to tackle climate crisis – Guardian

Oxford dons should stop ‘throwing tantrums’ over statues, says Oriel’s only African tutor – Mail

Top Wall Street executives say inflation could be worse than predicted – Epoch Times

Free speech ‘should be written into law to break rising tide of cancel culture’, says new report – Sun

One hundred more migrants arrive at Dover in seven boats after taking advantage of flat calm conditions to cross Channel – Mail

COMMENT

Freedom Day is yet another false dawn – Jonathan Sumption, Telegraph

It is time for Priti Patel to step in and force change on the failing Met Police – Nick Timothy, Telegraph

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