othing like a bit of pomp to pump up the populace. In a grand show of patriotic power, the mummified remains of Egypt’s ancient rulers – accompanied by a dramatic light show and orchestral music – were driven on chariots through the streets of Cairo to a new national museum. Our glorious ruler Boris Johnson – the lover of antiquities who once aspired to be “world king” – will have to make do with a little less fanfare today. The PM will unveil his grand plans for vaccine passports and summer travel rules at the Downing Street’s new £2.6m media room (a place with all the pomp of a British Legion conference suite).
Inside the bubble
Policy correspondent Jon Stone on what to look out for today: