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1. Genetically modified crops will be accelerated to alleviate the food crisis in Ukraine
The production of genetically modified crops must be accelerated to help ensure the supply of British food in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine.
Russian blockades are preventing the export of key products such as wheat from the country, leading to rising food prices and global shortages. Read the whole story.
2. Simon Case is expected to take on Partygate’s “ultimate responsibility.”
The Cabinet Secretary will be under heavy pressure to resign this week, as Sue Gray’s report is expected to conclude that she has “final responsibility” for the Partygate scandal, according to The Telegraph.
Simon Case, the head of the civil service, is prepared for the report to be “brutal” and contain “stinging criticism” of his leadership and conduct during his tenure on Downing Street. Read the whole story.
3. NHS waiting lists may be twice as long as reported
The number of people awaiting NHS treatment may double the reported figures, with millions missing from official figures, according to the Telegraph.
The analysis seen in this article shows that the current counting method greatly underestimates the true scale of the problem, with some patients lost to the system or eliminated before treatment ends. Read the whole story.
4. Prince William will appear on a 5 pound coin to commemorate his 40th birthday
The Duke of Cambridge’s 40th birthday will be celebrated with a 5-pound coin with his portrait, the Royal Mint has announced.
The UK’s official coin producer has unveiled the coin ahead of the anniversary of Prince William’s milestone on June 21st. Read the whole story.
5. Increased immigration “undeniably undermines” the promises of Brexit
Priti Patel has been warned of a “drastic increase” in net immigration, as Red Wall MPs say it “undeniably undermines” Brexit promises.
In a letter to the interior minister, more than two dozen conservative politicians have sounded the alarm at data suggesting that this year’s net immigration “could be higher than any in recent history.” Read the whole story.
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