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BRANDON EXERCISE
Brandon Lewis, security minister when No 10 was sitting on the Russia Report, received thousands from an oligarch’s wife when he was Tory party chairman.

EYE TOLD YOU SO…
Long before the Russia Report, the Eye’s ‘Looting with Putin’ special told how the UK’s lawyers and accountants helped extend Russian influence in the UK.

LAUNCH ISSUE
The government’s £400m deal to buy bankrupt satellite firm OneWeb is worryingly reliant on the cooperation of Russia to (literally) get off the ground.

AGE BEFORE DUTY
The bill for a civil service pensions cock-up by former coalition minister Francis Maude has now come in – and it’s an eye-watering £17bn.

CASS, ER, ROLE…
Cass Business School renounces the name of its founder over his slave-trading past – but opens a school in a region of China where religious oppression is rife.

SAFETY LAST
The departure of experienced health and safety inspectors to the private sector leaves the HSE badly understaffed at a crucial time, says the union Prospect.

LOST IN TRANSLATION
Charities, local councils and NGOs have had to step in to translate important information about Covid-19 for people whose English is weak.

PANDEMIC UPDATE
From the science behind the call to wear masks, to (some) reasons to be cheerful, MD surveys the new abnormal.

TEST SCORES
Public sector labs have carried out more Covid-19 tests than privatised labs, which have also had problems getting the right data out fast enough.

MAXIMUS PROFIT
The US-owned firm that earns multi-millions for assessing whether disabled people are fit to work has had UK government help to cope with the lockdown.

TEETERING ON THE RINK…
Confusion and cock-up in the culture, media and sport department turns the reopening of England’s ice rinks into a slippery shambles.

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‘Quarantine rule ruined my holiday,’ says ordinary Brit in Spain, Mr G. Shapps… ‘I’ve totally had it with England,’ says Scotland as lockdown split-ups rise…‘I didn’t need Russian Brexit vote meddling to plunge UK into chaos,’ insists Cameron… Government pledges to meet challenge of messing up roll-out of any successful new vaccine… Experts warn of second wave of baffling articles about Brexit trade chaos as winter looms… Property prices crash to new highs in stamp duty confusion… Mass gathering of Liverpool supporters celebrate winning ‘Stupidest Football Fans’ title… The Guardian Online, as told to Craig Brown

Health & Safety
Cuts finally hit home at a busy HSE

Covid lesson
Charities pay to translate vital public information

Repression pays
Defence tech the UK still sells to China

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