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NEWS

Blame game begins: minister points finger at ‘wrong’ science

A cabinet minister has commented in a television interview that, ‘if the science and the advice was wrong, I’m not surprised if people then think we made a wrong decision.’ This is a sign that the government has begun assigning blame to others for their own misjudgment, especially the scientists whom they chose to consult, and whose advice they chose to implement – Independent

Sunak dashes bounceback hopes as jobless claims soar above 2 million – Financial Times

First-time buyers face mortgage crisis as firms withdraw or lower offers fearing post-lockdown house-price crash – Mail

Up to 1,500 English primary schools to defy 1 June reopening plan – Guardian

No refund yet for half of cancelled flights – Times

Cambridge becomes first university in the world to axe all face-to-face lectures until autumn 2021 due to ‘rigid social distancing’ – Mail

Hull mum disgusted as 11-year-old set ‘hardcore porn’ homework – Hull Live

COMMENT

Covid forces the changes: Rewards for neglected front line workers need to be made appealing enough to attract surplus labour – Alex Brummer, Mail

There’s no zero-risk way to reopen schools – Peter English, Telegraph

We need our dentists back at work now – Alice Thomson, Times

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