TONY HETHERINGTON: Bulb had wires crossed on bills

TONY HETHERINGTON: Energy supplier Bulb really did have its wires crossed on £200-a-month bills
By Tony Hetherington, Financial Mail on Sunday
Published: 16:51 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 06:25 EDT, 24 October 2021

Tony Hetherington is Financial Mail on Sunday’s ace investigator, fighting readers corners, revealing the truth that lies behind closed doors and winning victories for those who have been left out-of-pocket. Find out how to contact him below. 
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How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers? DAVID MELLOR 

How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers clogging up the NHS, asks former health minister DAVID MELLOR
By David Mellor for Event
Published: 17:17 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 17:29 EDT, 23 October 2021

Sadly, the pernicious anti-vaxxer movement is helping sustain Covid-19. It’s filling up hospital beds as the latest month’s figures show that two-thirds of the under-50s admitted with the virus are unvaccinated.
The knock-on effect is that the NHS is constrained from treating others desperately ill with conditions such as cancer.

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How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers? DAVID MELLOR 

How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers clogging up the NHS, asks former health minister DAVID MELLOR
By David Mellor for Event
Published: 17:17 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 17:29 EDT, 23 October 2021

Sadly, the pernicious anti-vaxxer movement is helping sustain Covid-19. It’s filling up hospital beds as the latest month’s figures show that two-thirds of the under-50s admitted with the virus are unvaccinated.
The knock-on effect is that the NHS is constrained from treating others desperately ill with conditions such as cancer.

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Lockdowns’ High Costs and Murky Benefits

“We’re not going to put a dollar figure on human life,” Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who was then New York’s governor, declared four days after he imposed a statewide COVID-19 lockdown last year. The goal, he explained, was to “save lives, period, whatever it costs.”
Ryan Bourne’s Economics in One Virus offers a much-needed rejoinder to that morally obtuse position.

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The Century-Old Sci-Fi Trope That Just Won’t Die

Halfway through the third episode of Apple TV+’s new extraterrestrial epic, Invasion, a Syrian immigrant named Ahmed stands outside a rural New York gas station, arguing with an angry white guy who wants him to move his Tesla so he can charge his own. “We’re all in this together,” Ahmed pleads. “This is our local gas station, Osama,” the white guy responds before giving him a shove. Then Ahmed’s wife steals a car parked nearby, he jumps in, and they drive off to safety.

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ALEX BRUMMER: City regulators should block LV sale

ALEX BRUMMER: City regulators should block LV sale to private equity and halt a steamroller of rule changing and easy money in its tracks
By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail
Published: 16:52 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 04:03 EDT, 23 October 2021

The dismantling of Britain’s mutual sector has been one of the great acts of corporate vandalism of our time.

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ALEX BRUMMER: City regulators should block LV sale

ALEX BRUMMER: City regulators should block LV sale to private equity and halt a steamroller of rule changing and easy money in its tracks
By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail
Published: 16:52 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 04:03 EDT, 23 October 2021

The dismantling of Britain’s mutual sector has been one of the great acts of corporate vandalism of our time.

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AMANDA PLATELL: A cynical mob are betraying the doctors who DO care for their patients

PLATELL’S PEOPLE: Cynical mob betraying the doctors who do care for patients
By Amanda Platell for The Daily Mail
Published: 17:00 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 03:15 EDT, 23 October 2021

This week, when I had my legs waxed (bear with me), my beautician spotted a suspicious-looking mole on my thigh.
She told me to get it checked by a doctor immediately as I have a history of skin cancer.
It took a while, but I finally got through to my GP’s surgery — to be told I could have a phone ‘appointment’ with him in four hours’ time.

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World Health Organization Shamed Further by 100 Experts

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Posted: Oct 23, 2021 12:01 AM

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.

In recent years, the World Health Organization (WHO) keeps stumbling from one embarrassing episode to another. This week it has been embarrassed once again by a letter signed by 100 specialists in nicotine science, policy and practice, condemning the organization’s stance on tobacco harm reduction.

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Alarm Over Queen Elizabeth’s Health Reveals a Harsh Royal Truth

Now that it has been revealed—24 hours after the event—that the Queen has spent a night in hospital and was not, as the palace press corps were informed, “resting” at Windsor Castle, there are complaints that, once again, the messaging is bad and making the situation worse.
For sure, trying to conceal the hospital visit just raises the question: what else is not being revealed? And, inevitably, it renews speculation about whether the Queen will have finally to give up her day job.

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