I am so sorry to have to tell you that Debbie has been rushed back to hospital tow days after she had been back home. We’re all wishing her the best and a speedy recovery. We will try and bring you a News Review as best we can.

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TRAVELLING

Daily Telegraph

Return of holidays abroad for people who are fully vaccinated – Double-jabbed tourists could be allowed to travel to amber list countries without quarantining under new government plans.

Daily Mail

Summer holidays to Europe and US are back ON! – Brits with two Covid jabs will be able to fly to amber list countries without quarantining on return under new plan.

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary and UK airport bosses will sue ‘incompetent’ Government today over holiday traffic light system they say has brought tourism industry to its knees

COVID

Jabs for schoolochildren:

Daily Telegraph

Coronavirus latest news: Herd immunity not possible without vaccinating children, expert suggests – Dr Asher Salmon, who is Deputy Director General at the Israeli health ministry, was asked on the BBC’s Radio 4 Today programme if an effective heard immunity is impossible without vaccinating children, he said: “We believe so. Nobody really know what is the exact line of herd immunity regarding Covid-19.We don’t even know if we could use a term of herd immunity, but under effective level, it seems that we need to vaccinate more than 70 percent of our population to reach this elusive line, and to do so we need our kids to be vaccinated.”

The Times

Ministers to be advised against mass Covid vaccination of children – Vaccination of children is not being recommended by government advisers, a minister has confirmed. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation will not call for mass jabs for all teenagers, having concluded the risks are not worth the gains from preventing a disease that very rarely causes serious problems in the young. The group is now deciding how strongly to word their statement and whether to give ministers “wiggle room” to offer parents the choice.

Daily Mail

Britain WON’T give Covid vaccines to children yet – No10’s advisers ‘want to wait for more data on risks’ before expanding roll-out to under-18s – as SAGE expert says youngsters face just a one-in-a-million risk of dying from virus

Wrong Data:

The Times

Summer Covid death predictions downgraded – Estimates for the number of people who could die or need hospital treatment in a summer wave of coronavirus infections are to be reduced by thousands after data showed that vaccines were more effective than thought.

Daily Mail

Data used by Boris Johnson to delay Freedom Day ‘was out of date and underestimated the effectiveness of vaccines’ against Indian variant, MPs are told.

Work from Home:

Daily Telegraph

Right to work from home could be made law under sweeping post-pandemic plans – Employers could be required to show it is essential for staff to attend the workplace in order to prevent them from working flexibly

The Times

Home working may be needed after Covid road map ends, says Sage – People may need to continue to maintain social distancing, work from home, wear masks and comply with the test and trace system long after the end of the reopening road map, scientific advisers to the government have said. Experts from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) warned ministers that a series of measures “are likely to be needed beyond the end of the current road map process” to avoid “the likelihood of having to reverse parts of the road map”.

Daily Mail

Get back to work! – Furious bosses condemn Whitehall blueprint to give workers the right to work from home forever and make it ILLEGAL to force them back to the office, warning it will lead to ‘zombie UK’

PENSIONS

Daily Telegraph

Sunak ducks pledge to raise pensions in line with wages – Chancellor insists the so-called triple lock is “still government policy” and that forecasts of a surge in pay remain “speculation”

The Times

Rishi Sunak backs pension triple lock but insists: I’m conservative with money – Pensioners could see their incomes rise by about 8 per cent this autumn, Rishi Sunak suggested yesterday, despite pressures on other areas of public sector spending. In an interview the chancellor confirmed that the government planned to abide by the triple lock which ensures that the state pension rises every year by whichever is the highest of average wage growth, inflation or 2.5 per cent. However, this year’s wage growth — at 8.4 per cent in the 12 months to April — has been artificially inflated by the Covid-19 pandemic as millions return to work from furlough, boosting take-home pay.

The Express

‘So the answer’s yes!’ Rishi Sunak squirms as Andrew Neil says pensions could rise 8% Rishi Sunak has been confronted with the possibility of rising the state pension by eight percent as Andrew Neil grilled him on whether he would keep the triple lock promise in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

MORE ADVERTISING BOYCOTTS OF GBNEWS

Daily Telegraph

More brands join boycott of GB News – Ovo, Indeed, Bosch and Moneysupermarket have joined a list of brands that have boycotted advertising on Right-leaning news channel GB News. The companies joined a growing list of companies that have distanced themselves from the fledgling channel, after a social media storm. The launch of the new news service, fronted by Andrew Neil, has been met with a backlash by political activists who have demanded companies boycott the channel and withdraw their advertising. Social media campaign group Stop Funding Hate published a list of companies whose adverts were seen on GB News in an attempt to rally supporters behind a push to starve the channel of advertising income

The Express

‘Bought Specsavers glasses for 10 years – No MORE!’ – Britons furious at GB News ads pulled – Customers have vowed to boycott Specsavers after the glasses company pulled its adverts from GB News

BBC hit by mass boycott as viewers flock to Andrew Neil’s GB News and cancel TV licences Avid fans of GB News have hailed Britain’s newest TV channel and vowed to continue their boycott of the Beeb as they seek information from alternative sources.

BREXIT – EU

The Express

Brexit LIVE: What have we done! Irish ex-diplomat breaks cover to admit UK trade victory An Irish ex-diplomat has broken cover to admit Brexit Britain scored a huge trade victory with its new Australia trade deal – and Dublin will pay the price.

EU missing ‘best behaved member’ UK as damning graph shows Britain’s success in ECJ THE EU must be missing Britain, as analysis by the Institute for Government shows that when the UK ended up before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) it won more often than most other member states.

WHO

Daily Telegraph

WHO accused of sexism after saying women of childbearing age should not drink alcohol Draft global alcohol action plan 2022-2030 urges countries to pay ‘appropriate attention to prevention’ of consumption in certain groups

Daily Mail

WHO says women of childbearing age should be BANNED from drinking alcohol – Alcohol Action Plan calls on countries to raise awareness of alcohol-related harm. It warns of drinking in children, pregnant women and women of childbearing age. Last night the drinks industry described the proposal as paternalistic and sexist.

UFOs

Daily Mail

‘UFOs could pose a threat to America’s national security’  – Capitol Hill lawmakers issue dire warning after classified briefing ahead of Pentagon’s highly anticipated report on unidentified flying objects. Concern was evident from the reaction of some politicians following a highly-classified briefing with the Navy and FBI on Wednesday. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation was briefed. A Pentagon report on UFOs could be released any time this month, which would be one of the biggest government reveals on the subject. Some lawmakers received a peek at a ‘sensitive compartmented information facility,’ or SCIF, but wouldn’t say what they saw inside. Instead, they focused on expressing their concern about how UFOs could threaten national security in the United States. Clearly, something’s going on that we can’t handle,’ Rep. Tim Burchett warned after the briefing.

 

 

 

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