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This morning.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing a new immigration policy including plan to send some migrants crossing the England Channel 6,000 miles to Rwanda.

The majority of those sent will be ‘male economic migrants’.

More as we get it.

Today’s UK Daily Mail

This morning.

‘Freedom Day’ in the United Kingdom.

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This morning.

From top: US Chief Medical Advisor Dr Anthony Fauci, Sir Jeremy Farrer, director of the Wellcome Trust and a former member of SAGE

This afternoon.

Sir Jeremy Farrar, an advisor to SAGE – UK’s NPHET -, who publicly denounced the theory that a lab leak was the ‘likely’ origin of Covid as a ‘conspiracy’, admitted in a private email in February 2020 that a ‘likely explanation’ was that the virus was man-made.

Via MailOnline:

In an email, sent to American health chiefs Dr Anthony Fauci and Dr Francis Collins, Sir Jeremy said it was possible Covid had been evolved from a Sars-like virus in the lab. He went on that this seemingly benign process may have ‘accidentally created a virus primed for rapid transmission between humans’.

But the British scientist was shut down by his counterparts in the US who warned further debate about the origins of the virus could damage ‘international harmony’.

He was told by other scientists with links to virus manipulation research that it could cause ‘unnecessary harm to science in general and science in China in particular’.

Sir Jeremy claimed in his emails that other respected scientists also believed the virus could not have emerged naturally. Names included Professor Mike Farzan, the Harvard researcher who first discovered how the original Sars virus binds to human cells.

Despite his concerns, Sir Jeremy went on to sign letters in The Lancet a fortnight later denouncing anyone who believed in the lab leak theory as bigoted.

Top SAGE adviser admitted lab leak theory was ‘most likely’ origin of Covid in February 2020 but debate was shut down because it could ’cause harm to China’ (MailOnline)

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This afternoon.

Wembley, London, England.

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Saturday: Mist Appointment

This afternoon.

House of Commons, London, England.

England’s Plan B Covid restrictions – including the introduction of Covid passports requiring all those seeking to access larger venues to show proof of vaccination or a negative test – will go to a vote of MPs this week, with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing a Tory backbench rebellion of “unprecedented scale”.

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Liz Truss replaces Dominic Raab as UK Foreign Secretary

This afternoon.

London, England.

Liz Truss has been appointed foreign secretary, replacing Dominic Raab in Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle.

The appointment was confirmed by Downing Street in a tweet shortly after Ms Truss was seen entering No 10.

Her promotion came as it was announced that Michael Gove was being moved to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, with a new cross-government responsibility for Mr Johnson’s “levelling up” agenda.

Dominic Raab has been appointed deputy prime minister after being removed from his role as foreign secretary. Mr Raab has also become the justice secretary and Lord Chancellor in the first appointment of the prime minister’s cabinet shuffle.

Earlier this afternoon, Gavin Williamson was removed as education secretary and Robert Jenrick was ousted as housing secretary.

Truss Outs Raab In Cabinet Reshuffle (Independent.co.uk)

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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar arrives for a cabinet meeting at government buildings this morning

This afternoon.

Take that, so-called United Kingdom.

You’ll never beat the (southern) Irish

Well done, everyone.

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This afternoon.

London, England.

No rat is safe.

It’s Freedom Day – but anti-lockdown protesters are still causing a scene in London (Indy100.com)

Last night/this morning.

London, England.

Excited ‘revellers’ have partied through the night as England unlocked for ‘Freedom Day’.

UK Covid LIVE: London clubbers celebrate Freedom Day as Boris Johnson urges caution (London Evening Standard)

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