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Neil Ferguson’s doomsday prediction of 510k Covid deaths went unchallenged by Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance

Downing Street was panicked into a full national lockdown after its scientific advisers Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance were given doomsday mortality projections by Imperial College’s Neil Ferguson, an explosive new biography of Boris Johnson by investigative author Tom Bower reveals. Bower tells how a critical meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) on February 25 was presented with the ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’ from Professor Ferguson under which 80 per cent of Britons would be infected and the death toll would be 510,000 – Mail on Sunday

Leading contender for BBC chairman Charles Moore pulls out of the race, sparking new hunt to fill role – Mail on Sunday

Majority of Tory voters believe Boris Johnson should curb European human rights laws – Sunday Telegraph

Hallowe’en divide as trick-or-treating banned in coronavirus hotspots – Times

Departing Woman’s Hour host Jenni Murray in scathing attack on BBC as she reveals Brexit ban – Telegraph

Rookie prison warder, 21, with just 10 months experience was left in charge of entire wing of violent offenders at privately-run jail – Mail


President Donald Trump had to go into quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus.


Save democracy and vote for my None Of The Below Party – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

BBC isn’t telling us the full story on Covid – Matthew Parris, Times

It is about time we fought back against the unthinking adoption of critical race theory – Douglas Murray, Sunday Telegraph

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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