Elsewhere on Wednesday,

-- Why Zero Covid cult is a utopian “means justifies the ends” movement.

-- Wokes go for ties.

-- Selling out to China Sparta style.

-- Adam Curtis says social media is a scam (his new series “Can’t get you out of my head is also out on Thursday on iPlayer).

-- Here comes the eco-dictatorship.

-- The ascendency of Clubhouse.

-- Is Matt Hancock losing his grip on reality?

-- No time to give up on noting that Brexit is (still) bad.

-- A diamond recovery.

-- The media vs Substack.

-- The explosion in retail options trading is here to stay.