Monday morning UK press briefing: The Telegraph’s main headlines of the day

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Welcome to your morning Telegraph briefing – a roundup of the main stories we’re covering today. To receive twice-daily briefings by e-mail, sign up for our Front Page newsletter for free.

1. NI protocol prevents us from tackling cost of living crisis, says PM

Boris Johnson has warned that the Northern Ireland protocol is preventing Westminster from contributing to the cost of living crisis as he prepares to approve legislation stripping key parts of the deal.

The Prime Minister will travel to Belfast on Monday for talks with political leaders, and later this week he is expected to approve draft national legislation giving the government the right to suspend elements of the Brexit deal. Read the full story.

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2. NHS report reveals explosion of central bureaucracy

NHS bureaucracy has doubled since the pandemic despite little change in the size of the frontline workforce, a bombshell report reveals.

The figures come as a record 6.4 million people – one in nine of the population – are on waiting lists, with record queues for trolleys in accident and emergency services . Read the full story.

3. Sweden’s NATO bid ‘shows Putin’s aggression doesn’t pay off’

Sweden joined Finland on Sunday evening in announcing its intention to join NATO, demonstrating to Russia that “aggression does not pay”, the alliance leader said.

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In a move that ends more than 200 years of military neutrality, Sweden’s ruling Social Democratic Party has announced that the country will submit an application for membership. Read the full story.

4. The Queen receives a standing ovation at the star-studded Platinum Jubilee

The Queen was honored with a standing ovation as her platinum jubilee celebrations kicked off with a star-studded horse show featuring some of the world’s greatest performers.

Hollywood actors Tom Cruise and Dame Helen Mirren – again playing a Queen of England – led the cast of entertainers who appeared in the first major event to mark the monarch’s 70-year reign. Read the full story.

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5. An American gunman pointed the finger at the Mayor of London

A white supremacist teenager who killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, has named London Mayor Sadiq Khan as a target in a hateful manifesto shared online.

Payton Gendron, 18, has been charged with murder after shooting dead 10 people and wounding three others, mostly black, in one of the deadliest racist attacks in recent US history. Read the full story.

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