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“Finland must apply for Nato membership without delay,” the country’s president announced this morning, after meeting with Boris Johnson yesterday to sign a mutual defence pact. The move bucks decades of Cold War neutrality, says the FT, and would more than double the Western alliance’s land border with Russia to 2,600km. Sweden is expected to announce its own application within days. Scotland Yard has issued a further 50 fines for lockdown-breaking parties in government, bringing the total to more than 100. “That makes Downing Street one of the biggest – if not the biggest – rule-breaking venue in Britain,” says ITV’s Paul Brand on Twitter. A woman has been caught eating a bowl of breakfast cereal while driving on a motorway near Edinburgh, says the Daily Star. The “cereal offender” was fined £100.