From curfews to alcohol bans, leaders across the continent are increasingly unified in their choice of measures.
The country has been used to debate the merits of a more hawkish approach. But it has become cautious in recent times.
It is one example of a policy which sounds sensible in theory, but is having some adverse practical effects.
The Government’s tendency to take more responsibility, rather than devolving it to local networks, is at the root of many of the scheme’s problems.
It’s speeches for Sunak, Patel and Raab; interviews in different formats for Gove, Hancock and others; while others still are relegated to panels…
From calling the measures “dystopian”, to criticising Whitty and Vallance’s latest graph, there were some scathing speeches.
From tech giants, to Conservatives’ own MPs, arguments over the Gender Recognition Act are far from over.
The Chancellor has refused to extend his furlough scheme. Could a German-style system be what comes next?
After his involvement in Labour’s second referendum proposal, he shouldn’t assume voters have short memories.
Bars, restaurants and clubs are already affected by de facto curfews; the country has some of the earliest closing times in Europe.
Although it must be remembered that the UK is still carrying out more tests than many other countries.
The Chancellor has ruled out extending furlough. Perhaps German and French schemes will provide his next source of inspiration.
The Government’s approach has been modelled on the country, even though its cases have continued to rise.
The Government cannot continue to yo-yo between opening and closing society.
And with 300,000 users downloading Northern Ireland’s app, it’s unclear to the public why England’s equivalent is taking so long.