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Weekend News Review


This is the first of a regular Sunday feature on The Conservative Woman reviewing the weekend’s news and comment.


Government unveils huge £10,000 penalty for those breaking self-isolation rules – as battle rages among Ministers over second lockdown

Covid sufferers could be fined up to £10,000 if they leave their house when they are meant to be self-isolating under draconian new rules being introduced by the government. Under a ‘carrot and stick’ approach, 4 million people on low incomes who cannot work from home will receive a £500 lump sum if forced to self-isolate – Mail on Sunday

Angela Merkel issues subtle message to UK with latest no deal warning – ‘Prepare and plan’ – Express

The silent cost of the coronavirus: NHS cancer delays, cancelled operations and a bleak winter ahead – Times

White working-class children are UK’s most deprived pupils – and they’ll be hardest hit by Covid fallout too, researchers warn MPs – Mail on Sunday

Speaker ‘angered’ by Matt Hancock for locking down his constituency before warning Parliament – Telegraph

Whitehall’s army of 180 diversity watchdogs: Mandarins slammed for wasting money on ‘non-jobs’ with one MoD role going for £110,000 a year – Mail on Sunday

Mortgage lenders demand 20% deposit from first-time buyers – Times


Can’t we put these power-mad clowns of the Johnson Junta in a nice rest home? – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

Boris has lost control and given power to the EU in Brexit fight – Ben Habib and Jonathan Saxty, Express

When you erase a nation’s past, you threaten its future – Trevor Phillips, Times

Where is the evidence for going back into lockdown? – Daniel Hannan, Sunday Telegraph

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