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600,000 workers have lost their jobs and nearly 3million are on benefits… and there’s worse to come as economy recovers from coronavirus crisis

The cost of the government’s lockdown is becoming clearer by the day. As the number of claimants for Jobseekers’ Allowance or Universal Credit more than doubled between March and May, new statistics reveal that the total on company payrolls has slumped by more than 600,000 – Mail

Dexamethasone declared first drug to save lives of coronavirus patients – Telegraph

Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals after Rashford campaign – Mail

Private schools set to ignore Government and open in September ‘come what may’ – Telegraph

More than 100,000 carers ‘forced to use food banks in UK lockdown’ – Guardian

Post-lockdown shopping boom fizzles out as bargain hunters say shops are ‘really quiet’ and footfall is down 55 per cent from this time last year – Mail

Being raised by a Rolling Stone nearly killed me: Jamie Wood, son of Ronnie and Jo, reveals how he was drawn into their rock-star world from childhood – taking drugs at 14 – and finally triggering a near-fatal heart attack at the age of 42 – Mail


Have the protests proved that Covid-19 risks are being vastly exaggerated? – Dr Chris von Csefalvay, Spectator

Release Winston from his grey box – he is the one person who shouldn’t be shielding – Allison Pearson, Telegraph

Boris won’t escape the blame for the coming tsunami of unemployment – Philip Johnston, Telegraph

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