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Clock starts ticking on UK coronavirus jobs scheme

As the furlough programme begins to draw to a close, fears are heightening over the economic cost of the government’s lockdown. The Bank of England forecasts that unemployment will approach ten per cent this year, and in aviation alone, 70,000 jobs are at risk over the next three months – Financial Times

Classic ‘Germans’ episode of Fawlty Towers is latest British programme to be taken off-air after Little Britain, Ant & Dec and Gavin and Stacey are dragged into a race row – Mail

Nigel Farage dropped from LBC talk show after Black Lives Matter row – Telegraph

Scouts mobilise to defend Baden-Powell statue from removal after threats over Hitler ties – Times

Boy, 13, among four held over police attack shown on social media – Mail

Teaching unions accused of celebrating schools remaining closed – Telegraph

Brexit talks on brink as major fishing hurdle may ‘derail whole negotiation’ – Express


We’re asking the wrong questions about racial inequality in the UK – Fraser Nelson, Telegraph

Starmer’s strong start is a warning to Tories – Iain Martin, Times

Britannia is teetering on the brink of anarchy… in the face of a national emergency, we are consumed by a preposterous squabble about statues of long-dead white men with links to the slave trade – Richard Littlejohn, Mail

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