- “Everybody (except Ottawa) is declaring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic” – The Federal Government is holding fast to virtually every restriction it has imposed during the pandemic, writes Tristin Hopper in the National Post.
- “As Britain escapes lockdown, China is still stuck” – The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, home to 17 million people, has just locked down, while other cities including Shanghai (26 million people) are also imposing restrictions, the consequences of which won’t just be felt in China but around the world because these are major global hubs for manufacturing and trade, writes Peter Franklin in UnHerd.
- “We got the big calls right on Covid” – Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock in the Telegraph welcomes the Covid inquiry as a chance to learn vital lessons. Will one of the lessons be that lockdown was an appalling idea?
- “Vaccine Researcher Who Developed Tinnitus After Covid Shot Calls for Further Study” – Dr. Gregory Poland advocates both vaccination and better understanding of possible side effects, reports MedPage Today.
- “The new drug that has shown remarkable results against long Covid” – Berlin heart specialist Johannes Mueller has developed a drug that helps those with auto-antibody illnesses, the Telegraph reports.
- “EDF lined up to keep West Burton A coal power station open” – Extending the plant’s life could reduce Britain’s need for natural gas next winter, although only marginally, the Telegraph reports.
- “Britain’s only black chief constable calls for ‘positive discrimination’ in police forces” – Mike Fuller says police should introduce Northern-Irish style quotas to increase number of ethnic minority officers, according to the Telegraph. Er, but quotas are illegal, which is why when Cheshire police used ‘positive discrimination’ it lost an employment tribunal to a white man it discriminated against.
- “Influencers persuading young to change genders, says charity” – Social media influencers are causing “great harm” by persuading thousands of young people they need to change their gender to be happy, MPs have been told by the LGB Alliance, the Mail reports.
- “Democrat ‘Beto’ O’Rourke Says CRT Should Not Be Taught in Schools” – ‘Beto’ O’Rourke came out against teaching CRT in schools Friday, Breitbart News reports.
- “Don’t make death threats against Putin, says Nick Clegg” – Meta bans threats against heads of state on its platforms, the Telegraph reports.
- “Preparing for Defeat” – Francis Fukuyama on American Purpose argues Russia is heading for an outright defeat in Ukraine. Bear in mind, this is the man who argued the collapse of the Soviet Union was the “end of history”.
- “Record fuel costs causes 200% surge in drivers not paying” – U.K. families saw the price of petrol hit a record £1.61 per litre last Thursday, having soared by 8p in a week – meaning the cost of filling up a 55-litre family car had risen by £3 in less than seven days, reports the Mail.
- “India looks to bail out Russia with discount crude oil purchase” – India, which imports 80% of its oil needs, usually buys only about 1% from Russia. But following price increases, New Delhi is looking at how it can reduce its energy bill, reports the Mail.
- “Protests rock Albania after huge rise in living costs caused by Ukraine war” – Fuel prices in Albania are the highest in Europe, amid fears of food and power shortages in one of Europe’s poorest countries, reports the Telegraph.
- “Free speech is being chilled by a misguided push for ‘privacy’” – The enhanced definition of privacy, derived from the European Convention, is having a chilling effect on freedom of speech, argues Geoffrey Robertson in the Telegraph.
- “He is openly declaring his affection for Chinese state authoritarianism” – Russell Brand has gone viral following his criticism of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tweets talkRADIO.
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