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NEWS

Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial

Former President Donald Trump said his movement ‘has only just begun’ as he was acquitted of an insurrection incitement charge by the Senate. Seven Republicans voted to convict Trump, but the Democrats were unable to attain the 67 votes required for a supermajority. Trump, in a statement after the vote, said Democrats are ‘given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance’ — Epoch Times

Contraceptive pill to be given over the counter under ‘landmark’ plans announced by medical watchdogs — Telegraph

Economy’s 10 per cent fall was worst for three centuries — Times

Firms could demand staff have Covid vaccine passports — Times

Police log 120,000 ‘hate reports’, but not one is a crime — Mail on Sunday

‘Explosion’ of children with tics and Tourette’s from lockdown — Sunday Telegraph

Backlog in surgery and increased demand for mental health services means lockdown-level spending on the NHS will need to be maintained for the next three years, NHS Providers head warns — Financial Times

Universities face fines as part of ‘twin assault’ on cancel culture — Sunday Telegraph

COMMENT

We did have a sensible Covid plan… but copied a police state instead — Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

How many people participated in the Cuomo cover-up? — James Freeman, Wall Street Journal

The divisive agenda of woke activists is the very opposite of ‘anti-racism’ — Charles Moore, Telegraph

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