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Furlough scheme pays out millions to foreign states and tax exiles

Firms owned by some of the world’s wealthiest people have claimed millions of pounds in furlough money over the past year. £3million was claimed by the Qatari owners of Harrods and the Ritz in December alone. Other beneficiaries include the ruler of Dubai, tax exiles and the British National Party – Guardian

Tory MPs warn Johnson not to extend Covid curbs – Observer

Violent inmates are more likely to reoffend after going through ‘rehabilitation’ programmes, reveals study kept secret by ministers for three years – Mail

Holidays abroad ‘extremely unlikely’ this summer due to increase in Covid cases across Europe – Times

US reopening faster than UK despite lagging in vaccination race – Telegraph

Electoral probe into Number 10 decor scandal: Watchdog quizzes Tories over secret £60,000 payment to fund Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’s Downing Street renovation – Mail

Police hand out hundreds of £10k Covid fines, but only six paid – Sunday Telegraph


The disease models were tested and failed, massively – Phillip W Magness, American Institute for Economic Research

Women will never be safe unless the police go back out on patrol – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

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