hock, horror! The Tower of London’s ‘Queen’ raven has gone missing and is feared dead – sparking doom and gloom among the superstitious. A 350-year-old legend has it that all resident ravens must be kept at the tower or the kingdom will fall. It certainly feels like we’re living in a cursed kingdom at the moment. There is more Brexit chaos to cope with – as a logistics giant suspends deliveries to the UK and supermarkets despair at Boris Johnson’s “unworkable” deal. The PM is also under pressure to explain how he’ll keep the kingdom safe from a new Covid variant from Brazil.
Our policy correspondent Jon Stone on what to look out for today: