The policy had real and sometimes tragic costs, but it isn’t obvious they could have been as easily avoided as some make out.
It will be trickier than promising the earth, but the new prime minister must fight the next election on a credible platform.
The backlash against the Schools Bill is just the latest sign that we have let schools slip off the Conservative agenda.
“The Treasury Finance Ministry view of the world isn’t about structural reform to increase the productive capacity of the economy.”
As Starmer comes under police investigation, Nandy hits out at a “desperate attempt to sling mud”.
If ‘one rule for them’ seems to apply to both Government and Opposition, politics as a whole will suffer.
My friend David Gauke was right to be vigilant about his important principle, but wrong to say it is in peril in the UK.
There are real questions to ask about the fundamental problems of the Government’s pandemic response.
“It’s very important in the UK and in our politics that we show the world we’re united”, he says.
How did a country renowned for politeness and moderation end up executing such an extraordinarily authoritarian response?
Of course there should be targeted interventions to meet the needs of at-risk groups, but the time for universal measures is over.
Emergency measures to allow medical abortions to be self-administered at home have put women at risk.
They may very well decide that if the establishment wants Johnson gone so badly he must be doing something right.
The public has been subjected to two years of relentless bombardment about disease and death in this dystopian experiment.
As England moves from Plan B to Plan A, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Government’s now-to-be-phased-out Covid guidance.