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Labour may block passing of vaccine passports

After more than a year of failing to properly oppose any of the government’s Covid measures, pushing only for rules to go further, it looks as though the Labour Party could bring down vaccine passport plans in parliament, albeit with the intention of supporting a slightly watered-down version of certification. At least 42 Conservative MPs say they will oppose the government on this matter, along with the Liberal Democrats, and Labour says it is prepared to vote against the proposal unless testing status is also accepted – Guardian

Cancer sufferers among millions ‘left in limbo’ by nine-month waits for a diagnosis – Telegraph

Fears over shortages as supermarkets hit by ‘pingdemic’ – Times

Johnson’s levelling up plan lacks definition and planning, say MPs – Guardian

The environmental impact of electric cars – Times

NHS three per cent pay rise ‘to be funded with National Insurance increase that was meant to pay for social care’ – Mail

Biden says children under 12 could be eligible for Covid vaccines within months – Guardian

COMMENT

Years in jail for exposing canoodling Hancock is an affront to democracy – Mick Hume, Mail

We’ve made a tragic choice to enter a new era of permanent Covid terror – Allister Heath, Telegraph

The EU’s pettiness over food exports to Ireland is proof it’s several sandwiches short of a picnic – Stephen Glover, Mail

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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