Sighs of relief alternated with sharp intakes of breath this week, with coronavirus rules being relaxed just as the number of patients in hospital reached a four-month high. Minutes of cabinet meetings confirmed that ministers tried to stonewall MPs’ efforts to expose the child benefits scandal. Another critical report shed a light on the culture of bullying and abuse in the world of gymnastics. And a Dutchman’s dream of starting a new life in Belarus was scuppered when he was caught trying to cross the border from Lithuania on his bike.
Ophef of the week: Rutte’s dating video photobomb was not a deepfake, spokesman confirms (links to GeenStijl)
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