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Five claims in Trump niece’s tell-all book

A tell-all memoir written by President Donald Trump’s niece claims that he is a “narcissist” who now threatens the life of every American.

Mary Trump’s book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, describes her uncle as a fraud and a bully.

The White House refutes claims made in the book, excerpts of which have been leaked to US media.

The Trump family has sued to block its 14 July publication.

‘More than narcissism’

Ms Trump, 55, writes that for her uncle, “nothing is ever enough” and that the US president exhibits all the characteristics of a narcissist.

“This is far beyond garden-variety narcissism,” his niece, who has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, writes of Mr Trump. “Donald is not simply weak, his ego is a fragile thing that must be bolstered every moment because he knows deep down that he is nothing of what he claims to be.”

She says the president was influenced by watching his father, Fred Trump Sr, bully her father Fred Trump Jr – who died from an alcohol related illness when she was 16 years old.

Ms Trump writes that Trump Sr was extremely harsh to his oldest son, whom he wanted to take over the family real estate business. But as Ms Trump’s father drifted away from the business, Trump Sr had no choice but to turn to his second son, Donald.

It was not a happy choice, Ms Trump appears to claim. “When things turned south in the late 1980s, Fred could no longer separate himself from his son’s brutal ineptitude; the father had no choice but to stay invested,” she writes of the senior Trump’s attitude towards the future 45th US President.

“His monster had been set free.”

The White House refuted the claim that Mr Trump’s father had been abrasive and harsh, saying that the president “describes the relationship he had with his father as warm and said his father was very good to him”.

‘I had to take Donald down’

In the book, Ms Trump describes how she supplied tax documents to the New York Times, which used them to publish a 14,000 word investigative article into Mr Trump’s “dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents”.

Ms Trump said she was approached by journalists at her home in 2017 and was initially reluctant to help.

She waited for a month, watching as “Donald shredded norms, endangered alliances, and trod upon the vulnerable,” before deciding to contact the Times reporter.

After smuggling 19 boxes of legal documents out of the law firm where they were kept, she handed them over to reporters. She describes hugging them and calls the moment “the happiest I’d felt in months”.

“It wasn’t enough for me to volunteer at an organisation helping Syrian refugees,” she writes. “I had to take Donald down.”

University ‘cheater’

Ms Trump claims that her uncle paid a friend to take the SAT test for him – a standardised exam which determines university placement – because he was “worried that his grade point average, which put him far from the top of his class, would scuttle his efforts to get accepted”.

He hired “a smart kid with a reputation for being a good test taker, to take his SATs for him,” she writes, adding: “Donald, who never lacked for funds, paid his buddy well.”

Mr Trump attended Fordham University in New York City, but later transferred to the Wharton School of business at the University of Pennsylvania.

The White House denied that the president cheated on the university entrance exam.

Donald ‘destroyed’ her father

Ms Trump blames the Trump family patriarch, Fred Trump Sr for much of the family’s alleged dysfunction. She says Trump Sr, a New York City real estate mogul, “destroyed” Donald Trump by interfering in his “ability to develop and experience the entire spectrum of human emotion”.

“By limiting Donald’s access to his own feelings and rendering many of them unacceptable, Fred perverted his son’s perception of the world and damaged his ability to live in it,” she writes.

“Softness was unthinkable,” for Trump Sr, she writes, adding that he would grow furious whenever her father – known as Freddy – apologised for any errors.

Fred Sr, she said “would mock him. Fred wanted his oldest son to be a ‘killer.'”

Donald Trump, who is seven years younger than his late brother, “had plenty of time to learn from watching Fred humiliate” his eldest son, Ms Trump writes.

“The lesson he learned, at its simplest, was that it was wrong to be like Freddy: Fred didn’t respect his oldest son, so neither would Donald.”

A problem with women

Ms Trump writes that her uncle had asked her to ghost write a book about him, called the Art of the Comeback, and provided “an aggrieved compendium of women he had expected to date but who, having refused him, were suddenly the worst, ugliest and fattest slobs he’d ever met”.

He later had someone else fire her and never paid her for her work, she alleges.

She says Mr Trump made suggestive comments about her body when she was 29 years old, even though she is his niece and Mr Trump was married to his second wife, Marla Maples.

She says Mr Trump told his current wife Melania that his niece had dropped out of university and took drugs around the time he hired her for the book project. It is true that Ms Trump had left college, but she says she never took any drugs, and that she believes her uncle made up the story to present himself as her “saviour”.

“The story was for his benefit as much as anybody else’s,” she writes, “and by the time the doorbell rang, he probably already believed his version of events.”

Who is Mary Trump?

Mary Trump, 55, is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr, the president’s older brother, who died in 1981 at the age of 42.

He struggled with alcoholism for much of his life and his premature death was caused by a heart attack linked to his drinking.

President Trump has cited his brother’s personal problems as spurring his administration’s push for tackling the opioid addiction epidemic.

In an interview last year with the Washington Post, Mr Trump said he regretted pressuring his older brother to join the family real estate business.

Mary Trump has largely avoided the limelight since her uncle became president, though she has been critical of him in the past.

After Mr Trump won the election in 2016, she described the experience as the “worst night of my life,” according to the Washington Post.

“We should be judged harshly,” she tweeted. “I grieve for our country.”

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What US black radio makes of this moment

The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has reignited the conversation about racial equality around the world.

BBC World Service has been listening in to some of what is being said on black-owned radio stations across the United States.

As part of a series called Black America Speaks, listeners have been on a virtual road trip across the US from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Chicago and Houston.

Across the US, 13% of the population identifies as being black, yet only 1.6% of commercial radio stations in the country are black-owned, according to the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters.

Radio stations WURD, KCOH, KJLH and WVON worked with the BBC OS radio team to share the black experience of life in the US during this time of change.

Houston, Texas

One block away from the Third Ward district where George Floyd grew up is Houston’s KCOH radio.

The historic KCOH studio has a “looking glass window” that allows people on the street to watch the activity inside while broadcasters and guests are on air.

Fourteen-year-old Dre Barnes went into the studio with his mum Latarsha and told host Jerri P Beasley that the video of Mr Floyd’s killing felt like it was “happening to me in real time” and that he felt “hunted” by the police because of his skin colour.

Every day, Dre said, “I make myself educated and present a safe demeanour.”

Even at the age of 14 he says he thinks about how to behave if he has an encounter with the police.

“Try to make it seem like I’m not aggressive – like a statistic. Make sure they feel safe and I feel safe at the exact same time, when that moment happens. I want to comply with whatever they are saying, make sure I’m not being difficult and just try to make their job and my job easier so there can be no aggression. And if anything does happen, God forbid, you can’t even say ‘my hand twitched in the wrong direction.”’

Latarsha is mother to four black sons.

“I pray first and prepare my son second. It takes your breath away knowing that education and respect is not enough, that the colour of their skin overrides everything in certain situations. As an African-American parent you cannot 100% prepare them for everything.”

When asked for a solution to racial inequality, Dre said: “Worldwide understanding is what we all need. Make sure your voice is heard wherever you are and what’s happening. We must not be quiet or scared. Let them know you have a passion and a fiery spirit – and you won’t let anything get in the way, whether it’s a baton or pepper spray. We’ve got to make sure it doesn’t go away.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WURD in Philadelphia is the only black-owned and operated talk radio station in Pennsylvania.

Solomon Jones is the presenter of WURD’s breakfast show Wake up with WURD.

“George Floyd was the match, but the powder keg was already there. Our people are talking about the conditions that existed prior to this that made this possible to happen.”

Reverend Barclay called in to the live programme.

“This is our moment and I believe we have to take advantage because it might be the last train home. We need to be authentically black in all the places we occupy, the boardroom or the pulpit. We have to be careful we don’t display just our anger in this moment but clearly identify, in our minds at least, what success is going to look like.”

WURD’s CEO Sara Lomax Reese chaired the conversation and asked her team of presenters about where they saw the line between their need for journalistic objectivity and activism.

Solomon Jones said: “I was black before I was anything else, a journalist, a radio host, before they told me I had to be even-handed! My family worked hard in order to get through the discrimination they faced when they moved from South Carolina and put me in a position where I could actually communicate our history, our needs and wants. For me to be anything other than an activist for my people would be a waste of everything they have gone through. I am a black man first and everything else flows from that.”

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago radio station WVON was originally known as The Voice of the Negro in the third largest city in the US.

Host Perri Small said “We have our own George Floyd, we have Laquan Macdonald” – a teenager who was murdered by a police officer in 2014.

Alongside a discussion about a series of shootings in the city that weekend, the WVON breakfast show discussed how NBA stars are soon to have social justice statements printed on their jerseys.

Breakfast show guest, attorney Ernest B Fenton said:

“It’s ridiculous, because it’s not enough. Symbolism doesn’t work for black people. The real deal is, we should shut it down. We need to control our labour in the NBA, the NFL, entertainment, black lawyers like me – we should shut the court system down.”

Los Angeles, California

In 1992, Los Angeles saw widespread rioting after the acquittal of four police officers who were captured on video beating Rodney King after stopping his car.

Claims of police brutality against black people are now often being supported by mobile phone video footage.

KJLH radio is owned by music legend Stevie Wonder.

Host Dominique DiPrima said: “People think of Tinsel Town, beaches and Hollywood and ‘Straight Outta Compton’ but I don’t think people really give Los Angeles the credit it deserves for the long-term activism we have as a core tradition.”

Eddie from LA called into Dominique’s Front Page morning show.

He wanted to look ahead to this year’s elections and how Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden should approach the debate to resolving conflict on race relations: “Biden needs to be clear about the idea of reparations; we need a clear vision of what we want. What does it mean? Free education, medicine, some housing thing?”

Many schools and universities across the US have campus police forces.

After weeks of protests, the Los Angeles Board of Education decided to reduce its police force on school campuses by 35%.

Amara Abdullah said: “I’ve had multiple bad experiences with school police and it’s another sign that when we fight we win. People need to get involved when they can, there’s social media – there’s not just one way to organise.”

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Walmart to launch competitor to Amazon Prime in July

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Walmart will unveil its subscription service Walmart+ later this month as it races to gain an advantage over competitors such as Amazon, according to a new report.

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For $98 a year, subscribers will gain access to same-day delivery on groceries and other merchandise, they will be privy to discounts at Walmart gas stations and gain early access to deals from the nation's largest retailer, Recode reported, citing several sources that it declined to name.

Representatives for Walmart declined FOX Business' request for comment.


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However, it remains unclear whether the program will roll out regionally or nationally.

The subscription-based service was supposed to launch earlier this year but the retailer's plans were quickly upended when the novel coronavirus began to rapidly spread across the country, the outlet reported.

The service is said to undercut Amazon's paid subscription service, which launched more than a decade ago. Amazon's program, which entices shoppers through exclusive deals, faster shipping and streaming, comes at a price of $12.99 a month or $119 a year.

Amazon will face more direct competition, and the new program will provide advantages for sellers and customers when the two similar services go head to head, Kunal Chopra, CEO of etailz, a leading e-commerce growth platform told FOX Business.

"By being able to weigh options and not fall into vendor lock-in, Amazon risks losing some sellers and customers to Walmart’s rivaling membership," said Chopra. "For third-party sellers specifically, there is increased competition from Amazon’s private labels on its site."

Representatives for Amazon have not immediately responded to FOX Business request for comment.


Although Walmart has a ways to go to reach the success of the online shopping behemoth, its e-commerce business continues to grow significantly.

In February, the retailer reported that its U.S. e-commerce sales were up 37 percent for the year. When the pandemic struck, Walmart's e-commerce sales spiked significantly.

In May, analysts from market research and insights company eMarketer estimated that Walmart's U.S. e-commerce sales would climb 44.2 percent to $41.01 billion this year. The projection puts Walmart ahead of eBay, which is expected to grow just 3 percent this year although it remains far behind Amazon, analysts noted.


The expected increase is said to stem from Walmart's investment in its online grocery delivery and pickup services, services that consumers have turned to during the pandemic, the company said.

As proof, the company's digital sales surged 74 percent in the first three months of the fiscal year, according to the company's earnings report.

"Walmart has been closing in on Amazon’s e-commerce lead in recent years and the rollout of Walmart+ puts the two within arms reach," Chopra added.


An earlier version of this story was updated to include comments from etailz CEO Kunal Chopra.

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry urged to consider impact of race and poverty on fire

The board leading the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire has been told not to “ignore” the impact of poverty and race on the tragedy.

Leslie Thomas QC, who is representing several survivors and bereaved families, said the issue of race was the “elephant in the room” when he opened proceedings on Tuesday.

He also referenced the coronavirus pandemic and the killing of George Floyd in the US, adding they had “parallel themes” with Grenfell, saying: “Race and state obligation are at the heart of all three cases.”

Mr Thomas also said that the pandemic and the killing of George Floyd led to “the recognition for the need of a cultural shift around race and discrimination”.

“Firstly COVID-19… it certainly would not be lost on the panel that a disproportionate number of those who died in the UK have been people of colour,” he said.

“George Floyd’s last words were: ‘I can’t breathe.’

“These were a chilling reminder of the experiences of survivors and sadly were some of the last words of those who died in this tragedy.

“Some of the survivors and the bereaved have highlighted the similarities of the last words of a black man who died at the hands of the state to the last words of their friends and loved ones. Most of them were from ethnic minority backgrounds.”

He added: “The Grenfell fire did not happen in a vacuum… A majority of the Grenfell residents who died were people of colour.

“Grenfell is inextricably linked with race. It is the elephant in the room.

“This disaster happened in a pocket of one of the smallest yet richest boroughs in London.

“Yet the community affected was predominantly working class. That is the stark reality that cannot be ignored. The impact of race and poverty on this disaster this inquiry must not ignore.”

The Grenfell Next Of Kin group has already called for the inquiry to “investigate the extent of institutional racism as a factor” in the fire in June 2017, which killed 72 people.

According to legal submissions to the inquiry, of the 67 Grenfell residents who died in the fire (with the other five being visitors and a stillborn child), 57 were from a BAME background.

The submissions also add: “In the English Housing Survey 2017-2018, it was found that 40% of those living in high rise buildings in the social rented sector are black, Asian or other. This, compared to the percent of the population (14%), is high.”

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Microsoft interested in buying Warner Bros' gaming unit: The Information

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has expressed interest in buying Warner Bros’ gaming unit, The Information reported on Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter. (

Warner Bros parent AT&T Inc (T.N) was discussing a sale of its Interactive Entertainment gaming division that owns popular videogame “Mortal Kombat” for a deal that could be worth about $4 billion, CNBC reported last month.

Microsoft and AT&T did not immediately respond to requests for comment on The Information report.

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SoftBank governance reforms stop short of Vision Fund: sources

TOKYO/BANGALORE (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) has no plans to increase board oversight of its $100 billion Vision Fund, two sources said, disregarding calls from activist investor Elliott Management and signalling governance reforms have stopped short of the fund.

In recent months Chief Executive Masayoshi Son has met other Elliott demands, from launching a 2.5 trillion yen ($23 billion) buyback – vital to propping up SoftBank’s share price – to increasing the number of outside directors including the board’s only woman.

However even after a disastrous run betting on startups like office-sharing firm WeWork that plunged the Japanese conglomerate to its biggest-ever annual loss, power structures at the Vision Fund remain largely intact.

U.S. hedge fund Elliott asked SoftBank to create a subcommittee at board level to oversee and aid the Vision Fund’s investment process, sources previously told Reuters. [nL8N2AP01V]

SoftBank has pushed back against creating such a committee, with executives arguing investments already vetted by top management and $3-5 billion deals put to the large limited partners, said one of the people with direct knowledge of the matter, who declined to be identified as the matter was private.

SoftBank declined to comment. Elliott did not respond to a request for comment.

The fund’s poor performance scuppered plans to raise a further mega fund from investors including the first fund’s anchor backers, the sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

Saudi’s Public Investment Fund did not respond to a request for comment. Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala declined to comment.

Son is well-known for his gut-led investment style and retains final say on investments. He is joined on the fund’s own committee by managing partner Saleh Romeih and fund head Rajeev Misra – whose remuneration doubled last year.

The India-born ex-Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) investor is synonymous with the fund, meaning his position there is secure despite the poor performance, one of the sources said.

International media have cited documents and unidentified sources outlining efforts by Misra to get ahead of rivals at the organisation. SoftBank has denied the veracity of the reports.

Following the WeWork debacle, Son pledged to improve oversight of portfolio firms and end bailouts of those which struggle.

Recent governance changes at group level include the creation of a nominating and remuneration committee chaired by an outside director.

One key role for nominating committees is succession planning. 62-year-old Son last month said he may continue leading SoftBank beyond the end of his sixties. [nL4N2E20SO]

The reforms bring SoftBank closer to Western norms but governance experts said there are still few checks on Son himself. [nL4N2D000N]

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Mexico logs 6,740 new coronavirus cases, passes Italy's total

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico on Friday reported 6,740 new coronavirus infections, taking the country’s total to 245,251 cases, more than Italy and the ninth-highest tally worldwide, according to a Reuters count.

Mexico’s health ministry also reported 654 more fatalities, bringing the total to 29,843 deaths, just a few behind France which currently has the fifth-highest death toll.

Friday’s new cases were just one less than the record number reported on Thursday in Mexico.

More than two months after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Mexico had tamed the pandemic, the country has in recent weeks been posting some of the highest daily death tolls worldwide alongside Brazil and the United States.

The health ministry has said examinations of recent fatalities in Mexico could bump up the numbers further, especially as the country tries to revive its battered economy.

“As we’re in an active epidemic, the risk is that as we try to reopen social activities … we may have more infections and the transmission could be maintained or increase,” Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell told a news conference.

Mexico’s government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

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Islamic State: Drugs made by terror group and worth more than €1bn seized by police in Italy

Tens of millions of amphetamine tablets, thought to be made by the terrorist group Islamic State, have been seized by Italian police.

Posting a video on its Twitter page, the Guardia di Finanza, a militarised police force which works for the Italian treasury, showed officers cutting through machinery to reveal the 84 million pills – thought to be worth more than €1bn (£910m).

The 14-tonne shipment of the drug imported from Syria, known as Captagon, was captured from three containers at the port of Salerno, in the south east of Italy, with police claiming it is the world’s biggest ever haul of amphetamines.

Captagon is a brand of amphetamine that is used by IS fighters to inhibit fear and prevent tiredness.

It was dubbed the “Jihadi drug” by authorities, which found large quantities of it stashed at the hideout of the terrorists behind the 2015 Paris attacks.

The Guardia di Finanza said that IS largely finances its terrorist activities by trafficking drugs made in Syria, adding that the country has become the world’s largest producer of amphetamines over the last few years.

Captagon, once a legitimate medical drug, is now mostly produced in the Middle East, from where it is distributed around the world.

According to Forbes, it is also thought that students sometimes use the drug to help with studying, fuelling the black-market demand for it.

Authorities in Italy believe that lockdown measures across Europe have meant that it cannot be produced and distributed on the continent, leading traffickers to import that drug from Syria.

Two weeks ago, police also seized almost three tonnes of hashish and around one million Captagon pills from the same port, where the shipment was hidden among clothing.

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What is the Supreme Court of the United States?

SCOTUS will not ‘nibble away’ at Roe v. Wade: Judge Napolitano

Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics.

The Supreme Court of the United States, sometimes called SCOTUS, is the highest court in the country and is made up of nine justices.

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The U.S. Supreme Court's motto is, “Equal Justice Under Law,” which is emblazoned above the Supreme Court building in Washington, according to the court’s website.

“As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution,” the website states.


SCOTUS is led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts and eight Associate Justices, all of whom are nominated by a sitting president. Five of the nine current Supreme Court Justices are Republicans.

United States Supreme Court (Front L-R) Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito, Jr., (Back L-R) Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Sonia Soto

The Associate Justices are Clarence Thomas, Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and, the newest justices, Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh, both of whom were nominated by President Trump.


Justices can remain in office until they die or choose to resign or retire, unless they are impeached. But SCOTUS impeachments are rare. The last and only time this type of action was taken was in 1805, when the House passed articles of impeachment against Associate Justice Samuel Chase, according to the government website. The Senate later chose to acquit Chase.


On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down a Louisiana law seeking to require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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Test and trace system failed to reach 30% of people with coronavirus

The government’s track and trace system failed to reach 30% of people who tested positive for coronavirus last week, new data shows.

6,129 positive cases were transferred to the service between June 11 and 17, but only 70% provided details of who they had been in contact with and could have possibly passed the virus onto – down from 75.2% for the previous week.

It means that over 2,000 infected people – and thousands of their close contacts – could not be traced.

The number of patients who were not reached includes people who did not respond to text, email and call reminders. It also includes people who were reached but declined to give details of close contacts.

A small fraction, (3.9%) could not be reached because no communication details were left for them.

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Of the 30,286 contacts identified, 5,552 people (18%) could not be reached.

The data suggests the system has not improved since it was launched last month, with experts describing today’s figures as ‘worrying and surprising’.

Almost 21,000 people have had their coronavirus case transferred to the NHS test and trace system since it went live on May 28th.

Overall, more than one in four people are not being reached by contact tracers.

Since the system began more than 128,566 people have been reported as close contacts, but around 13% of these (over 14,000 people) are not self-isolating.

Professor of Infectious Diseases at University of Nottingham, Keith Neal, said this was ‘not a bad figure’ but said it was worrying that one in four people with the virus could not be contacted.

He urged the public to play their part in reducing the spread of the virus by getting tested and complying with the tracking system.

He said: ‘There are number of issues currently with the system – these can only be sorted by members of the public as it requires individuals to take the appropriate actions to reduce spread.

 ‘The number of people who are thought to have COVID-19 is much higher than the numbers testing positive – more people need to come forward for testing that is now much easier to access.’

Baroness Dido Harding, who heads the test and trace programme, admitted earlier this month that it was not yet ‘gold standard’ but insisted it was ‘fit for purpose’ and efforts were being made to reach more people.

On Wednesday Boris Johnson insisted the system is a ‘cluster-busting operation’ that would quickly tackle any localised Covid-19 outbreaks after he was challenged by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer over a discrepancy between the estimated number of coronavirus cases in the UK and those covered by test and trace.

Experts fear a second wave of coronavirus infections if test and trace is not up to scratch when lockdown restrictions are eased on July 4.

In just a few weeks time, pubs, bars, restaurants, hairdressers and hotels will be allowed to reopen in England, while two households will be allowed to mix indoors.

Last week it was revealed that the NHS is scrapping the current version of its delayed coronavirus track and trace app and switching to a platform developed by Apple and Google.

Speaking to ITV’s Robert Peston on Wednesday night, Health Secretary Matt Hancock refused to give a date on when it would be made available, but said the government is ‘going to make it work’.

Mr Hancock said people will have to ‘self-declare’ to the NHS if their phone informs them they have been close to someone who has tested positive.

He said: ‘I’m not going to put a date on it, I want it to work, I’m really glad now that we’ve got Apple, are working really well, and I’m very grateful to them for coming to the table, and we’re going to make it work.’

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