Planet Normal: Why the lockdown roadmap is ‘devoid of science’

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    Hugh Osmond, the businessman behind the Punch Taverns group lands on Planet Normal with some disquieting words about the failure of business groups to speak out for the one in ten Britons who work in hospitality. Plus, he gives Telegraph columnists Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan the inside track on his legal campaign to accelerate the sector’s reopening.

    Also on the podcast: Allison shares exactly what was on her mind as lockdown marked a grim first anniversary, Liam tells us why he feels let down by some of his media colleagues, and (drumroll please) our co-pilots pick their listener of the week, winning a coveted Planet Normal mug.

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