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Green light for no-fault ‘quickie’ divorces

After placing families under immense strain during the lockdown, and when the bonds of marriage are needed more than ever, the Conservative government is to make ‘no-fault’ divorces legal from as early as next month. Among other changes, this reform will allow a partner to instigate divorce proceedings and to start a 20-week ‘reflection period’ without their spouse’s knowledge – Telegraph

Plans to open shops all day on Sundays after lockdown – Times

Sunak pushes back stimulus plan until autumn – Financial Times

Furious NHS boss blasts Matt Hancock after he made face masks mandatory for all hospital staff, visitors and patients ‘without any notice or consultation’ from June 15 – Mail

‘China is picking off countries!’ Warning of Beijing’s plot as Australia ‘dumped on’ – Express

Boris Johnson offers to accept EU tariffs as part of Brexit trade deal in attempt to break deadlock in talks with Brussels – Mail


Boris Johnson’s no fault ‘quickie’ divorce reform is appallingly insensitive to the national mood – Michael Farmer, Telegraph

Johnson has been tested and found wanting – Matthew Parris, Times

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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