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Donald Trump held “a dagger to the throat of democracy” during last year’s riot in the US Capitol, President Biden said yesterday on the anniversary of the unrest. Trump will find it easier to overturn the next election, says The New York Times. Many of the swing state officials who rebuffed his efforts in 2020 have been replaced by partisan Republicans who “openly say the last election was fraudulent”. The squeeze on UK living standards this year “could well be worse than the financial crisis”, says economist Paul Johnson. Inflation is already at 5.1%, its highest level in a decade, says the Telegraph. The Muslim bachelor who advertised for a wife on giant billboards around Birmingham has now received more than 1,000 applications. Former accountant Muhammad Malik, 29, told Good Morning Britain he “might have to use a spreadsheet” to whittle the list down.