Whereas it was thought only earlier this summer that the economy had still not recovered to pre-pandemic levels, we now know that it in fact did so two years ago.
The Cameron Government showed that benefits cuts are acceptable, even popular, when they are perceived as fair.
We all have an interest in the truth. Knowing how this all started won’t bring anyone back, but it could prove vital to preventing the next pandemic.
“It is completely out of order,” Gove reacts to video showing staff at Conservative HQ celebrating Xmas while country was in a Covid lockdown.
He defends the Government’s approach to the Covid inquiry, in light of its commitments to “end the abuse of the judicial review”.
We need an honest debate about the right balance between transparency and security on the one hand, and the need for quick decision-making and private deliberation on the other.
Just as after World War Two, lockdown has hugely expanded the public’s expectations of the state – but hammered our ability to pay for it.
By publishing the Lockdown Files, Isabel Oakshott’s has exposed the complicity of much of our media class in the mishandling of the pandemic.
What these messages reveal – if we needed telling – is that politicians and scientists were overwhelmed by a crisis for which they were unprepared and did not understand.
By holding firm, the Government should make clear to striking teachers it is not only their own time they are wasting but that of a generation of pupils who have already lost too much.
The speed with which the Prime Minister agreed to impose restrictions on Chinese travellers is deeply concerning.
Post-pandemic complacency is threatening the competitiveness of the industry; fixing that would not only stimulate growth, but also deliver better outcomes for patients.
The former Health Secretary, and newfound star of reality TV, seems oblivious to the air of bogusness which hangs over so many of his claims.