The pandemic has destroyed the idea that macroeconomic problems can be solved by throwing more stimulus at things.
Calling the unjabbed ‘idiots’, as Blair recently did, and coercing them into action is not the way forward.
With hardly any debate, the Government wants to introduce legislation that will alter our way of life. Not if tens of Tory MPs have their say.
I’m more relaxed about the frontiers of the state rolling forward than some. But all the way into my bloodstream? Not without my say so.
These are two major dangers to indefinite restrictions. One relates to immunity, and the other is around how long people can cope with them.
A given country can’t be the model for how to combat Covid-19 one month and not the next.
The international community should be more critical of the country, but that’s difficult when others have also embraced draconian rules.
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
The suspension of the vaccine will lead to more problems in areas that are already struggling with their roll outs.
I urge both sides to continue to work together so that our peoples can go about their daily lives free from avoidable harm.
France and Austria in particular show that a much more vigorous and coherent defence of the liberal democratic model is both possible and necessary.
Even if the Government ends lockdown on December 2, it will be under pressure to prove why some areas should be under a tiered system.
The coverage of death rates in this country has been lacking in nuance – leading people to have skewed perceptions of the UK’s performance.
It would require the willingness of exam boards to adjust their timetables. But with the will to achieve this, it could be done.