Other than the new royal baby, is there anyone in the world formally called Lilibet?
— There are 141 Lilibets in the US. None have been born since 1999 — when 8 were born, according to the US Social Security Administration.
— Lilibet Foster, born in the US Virgin Islands in 1965, is a documentary-maker whose film Speaking in Strings, about the violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, was nominated in the 72nd Academy Awards.
— In answer to a freedom of information request in 2017, the Office for National Statistics refused to provide a full breakdown of the first names of people living in Britain. But it does publish a list of the top 100 girls’ names for recent years, which haven’t included Lilibet.
The G7 agreed in principle to try to impose a minimum global corporation tax of 15 per cent. Some countries which currently have a rate lower than that:
Ireland, Cyprus, Liechtenstein: 12.5%
Bosnia, Bulgaria, Paraguay, Qatar: 10%
Hungary, Montenegro: 9%
Bahamas, Bahrain, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, UAE: 0%
A written parliamentary answer revealed that the 20-year military operation in Afghanistan has cost the UK taxpayer £22.2 billion. How does that compare with other military interventions?
First Gulf War (1991): £2.3bn
(£2bn refunded by Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and others)
Bosnia (1990s): £1.5bn
Kosovo (1999): £1.1bn
Iraq war (2003): £9.6bn
Libya (2011): £238m
Source: Treasury/Royal United Services Institute
Out of shot
By 9 May, 89% of the over-seventies had had two doses of a Covid vaccine. What socioeconomic factors are shared by those with the lowest vaccination rates?
Bangladeshi heritage: 69%
Black African: 57%
Black Caribbean: 64%
Speak English well though it’s not their first language: 77%
Speak some English but not wel: 71%
Speak no English: 63%
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