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NEWS

Schools told to gear up for more restrictions

Schools have been instructed to prepare for the return of face masks in classrooms and for the reintroduction of remote learning. The Department for Education says that schools must be prepared to act in case of ‘local outbreaks of Covid’ and has given local authorities more power to restrict the freedom of local schools – Times Educational Supplement

Government considering making fully-vaccinated Brits exempt from quarantine rules after contact with Covid carriers – Mail

Matt Hancock ‘didn’t tell PM about study showing vaccines are effective against Indian Covid variant during meeting on delaying Freedom Day and sat on data for three days’ – Mail on Sunday

Boris Johnson repeatedly lied over pledge to stop Troubles prosecutions, former defence minister claims – Telegraph

The ‘Defund the Police’ movement has a broader agenda and it’s not to stop the killing of black people – Epoch Times

Scotland to introduce assisted dying law – Sunday Times

Morrisons says it rejected £8.7billion bid from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice – Financial Times

COMMENT

Now even this North Korean warns we’re being brainwashed! – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

January until I can see my specialist? The NHS needs life support – John Humphrys, Mail

Time for Conservatives to level with us: levelling up shouldn’t mean Labour-lite – Charles Moore, Telegraph

Why would any true conservative vote for this soft-Left bunch of eco-extremist, Tory statists? – Douglas Murray, Sunday Telegraph

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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