While it’s important to focus on the ‘R’ rate in tackling covid, we must also balance health concerns against two other Rs – recovery versus recession.
This is at a time when when Russia has become more aggressive, North Korea has tested a new nuclear device, and Iran may also do so soon.
There is a growing sense that he is a “low-level misogynist”. And that many of his allies are even worse.
Plus: Pipe down, John Mann. Pipe down, Justin Tomlinson. Why I love Paris. Why France hates Hollande. Teflon Theresa May. And: Why Labour doesn’t rate Miliband.
The Tories may have been unprepared for Civil Service reform in 2010, but the same won’t happen in 2015. The plan is already in place and already working.
The failure of Yvette Cooper and Tristram Hunt in the Commons yesterday was a symptom of a bigger Opposition problem.