‘Let their frail elderly be unvisited in care homes. Let their weddings be postponed’, is the message of this Prime Minister.
In the debate about face-to-face appointments, it gets forgotten that some patients prefer video and telephone consultations.
Never mind the holiday, feel the challenge – that’s to say, moving on from responding to Brexit to what Afghanistan may mean for foreign policy.
Furthermore, by allowing the Queen to do this, the Government has dragged the monarch into the political murk.
The view one takes of the PM and the Leader of the Opposition depends on whether one is by temperament a cavalier or a puritan.
Like it or not, there is a trade-off between maximal accountability and effective government decision-making.
The Shadow Health Secretary adds that Hancock has always been “truly courteous with me”.
“Credit to Matt that his focus is not just on his family but on the wider country and the best interests of the UK.”
“There are serious issues here which need further investigation”, says the Shadow Housing Secretary.
His exit was coming. But there’s a risk for Johnson of a media ramp, with other Ministers vulnerable to a feeding frenzy.
“I want to reiterate my apology for breaking the guidance, and apologise to my family and loved ones for putting them through this.”
The former Health Secretary uses Twitter to push the Government’s message on vaccines, the NHS and building back better as he goes.
A brief apology doesn’t justify him remaining in post. It’s now up to him to do so live. This is one for Andrew Neil, assuming he’s available.