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Johnson under fire for spending £900,000 on jet paint job

As businesses across the country are shutting down, and family providers are becoming unemployed, the prime minister has announced a £900,000 red, white and blue paint job to his aircraft, set to promote Britain after Brexit. Unsurprisingly, the plane was not even made in Britain – Financial Times

Lockdown-hit beer firms warn Boris Johnson of ‘moment of maximum jeopardy’ – Guardian

How did he get so close? CCTV reveals how elderly ‘Kurdish protester’ ran past police and got within touching distance of Boris Johnson’s Jaguar – Mail

Sunak seeks to suspend triple lock pensions pledge over £20bn coronavirus cost fears – Times

Fight against illegal immigration hindered by lack of reliable figures – Times

Cecil Rhodes statue will fall: Oriel College bows to pressure vowing to remove monument – Express

Mandela foundations attack Oxford vice-chancellor for ‘invoking his name’ in statue row – Telegraph


Don’t let the Left determine the terms of the PM’s race audit – Ed Husain, Telegraph

Big tech is silencing conservative voices – Gerard Baker, Times

The real reason Boris Johnson is so fearful of ditching two-metre rule: Doom-monger advisers led by grim private polls and the terror of being blamed for a new spike are paralysing the PM – Richard Kay and Andrew Pierce, Mail

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