Intense and mysterious blasts of radio energy are emanating from within our own galaxy, astronomers have said – leaving open the possibility that aliens are sending us a series of unusual messages. On planet Earth, intense blasts of bile are emanating from Washington DC, where Donald Trump is screaming conspiracy and his team is desperately trying to thwart the counting of votes. Boris Johnson has made it clear he’s not interested in sending any messages to Trump about the dangers of subverting democracy. The PM has his own intense blasts of bile to worry about, as England’s month-long lockdown begins today in acrimony.
Inside the bubble
Our policy correspondent Jon Stone on what to look out for today:
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