‘We urge all those who have yet to be vaccinated, whatever their age, to get in the queue’ (Image: PA)

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Thousands of over-18s have queued for Covid jabs as the younger generation tries to save the great British summer.

They know inoculation could soon be the key to getting into music festivals and flying off for quarantine-free foreign holidays, as well as protecting themselves and their loved ones.

The battle is not yet won, and more effort is needed to educate and persuade those from some occupations and backgrounds who are still hesitant to get their free jabs.

However, there are so few cranks and anti-vaxxers that they will soon become largely a danger only to themselves as the UK’s vaccination rates climb impressively.

The UK's vaccination rates are climbing rapidly
(Image: PA)

Jabbing as many arms as possible is by far the best use of the delays to what would have been today’s lifting of UK lockdowns.

We urge all those who have yet to be vaccinated, whatever their age, to get in the queue – then we can all finally go on holiday and slip the remaining shackles.

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The Prime Minister appears not to think before floating expensive vanity projects, and his Chancellor dislikes spending money – so a clash between Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak was inevitable.

When it comes to investing in what really matters, including catch-up education for children and helping families on the breadline, the PM tightens the purse strings.

But then he wants to sink a small fortune into a national flagship, a new royal yacht that no one wants to pay for.

He favours showy projects for a few people, with himself at the front of the queue, at the expense of the dismissed many.

Grand boor

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Jeremy Clarkson might not care diddly-squat that he inconvenienced neighbours over the weekend.

But while the motor mouth is counting the profits and publicity, perhaps he should take a vow of silence – and not complain the next time people get in his way.