There are real questions to ask about the fundamental problems of the Government’s pandemic response.
Not very, unfortunately. That’s not to say, however, that the Government shouldn’t pay more attention to voters.
Labour’s Dawn Butler was one of the few to battle for the rights of the individual over the state.
Renewing the Coronavirus Act again would suggest that the Government has lost confidence in its vaccination programme.
By suddenly expanding the range of factors informing the decision, the Government’s coronavirus mission-creep continues.
“While we are not going ahead with mandatory vaccine-only covid status certification now, holding that power in reserve.”
By reminding backbenchers of manifesto commitments on debt control, he is squaring up for battles to come over the spending review.
My view is that the only way to help square this circle is to rediscover our concern for public service reform.
The Chairman of the Covid Recovery Group is concerned that data which might have supported reopening went unpublished.
Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
“The sheer scale of the vaccine roll-out has made our position incomparably better than in previous waves.”
“By being cautious now we have the chance – in the next four weeks – to save many thousands of lives by vaccinating millions more people.”
Unless there is a dramatic change to the UK’s Covid situation, restrictions must end, as planned, on June 21.
It would surely not be hard to amend it to require ministers to seek the Commons’ authorisation more frequently than every six months.
Those MPs voting for the Bill today must make clear their intent to improve it later stages – and protect our civil liberties.