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“Give us wings for freedom,” Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded to parliament yesterday, as the Ukrainian president asked Britain to donate fighter jets to his nation’s war effort. Rishi Sunak said nothing was “off the table”. Zelensky is now in Brussels making similar requests to the EU. The Conservative Party’s controversial new deputy chairman has praised capital punishment for its “100% success rate” in preventing reoffending. “Nobody has ever committed a crime after being executed,” Lee Anderson told The Spectator. Raising boys is harder than raising girls – at least if you’re an orca. Scientists have found that adult male killer whales struggle to survive without their mums, who catch and even cut up their food for them. Orca mothers with boys are half as likely to reproduce each year compared to those with daughters.