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Issue 1533

£12bn - Cost of NHS National Programme for IT (2004-10), described by a leading public accounts committee member as ‘one of the worst scandals in terms of a waste of public money’

£12bn - Estimated cost of Test and Trace system to date, which the government’s SAGE committee experts say is ‘having a marginal impact on transmission’
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That Trump religious rally in Florida in full... Glitch hits honours list celebrating Covid heroes… Vallance and Whitty ‘join horsemen’… Lines on the Continuing Crisis in the Devolved Government of Scotland … The Halloween no-mask… At least things are bad in France too… Allison Pearson’s Diary, as told to Craig Brown

Birthday Honours
Fat cats join the coronavirus heroes

A violinist writes
Musicians struggle to make a living

The penny drops
What the papers expected of the PM

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