RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: The new normal? No, it's Tier Zero 

So much for June 21 being Co-VE Day, marking our final liberation from lockdown. Councils are continuing to recruit Covid marshals on contracts stretching into 2023. Hertfordshire is spending £3 million hiring 60 Warden Hodges wannabes to patrol the streets from July

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: We need a steady hand on the Tiller

As a former high- kicking Tiller Person, Betty Boothroyd will have had first-hand experience of sexual harassment. Backstage at the London Palladium, Manchester’s Palace Theatre and Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, she’s bound to have attracted unwelcome advances from lascivious ventriloquists and half-cut comedians.