A more flexible approach would also make independent living easier and let the elderly stay close to their friends and families.
Johnson will be well aware of this – and will be more concerned about heading Labour’s leader off than by the restive Tory press.
He’s challenged over whether they have been “sacrificed in order to protect the NHS”.
She warns that lots of older people will rebel if they continue to be placed under ‘house arrest’, and there will be ‘social unrest’.
How prepared are we for strict social distancing for the forseeable future, compulsory masks, closed leisure facilities – and a semi-functioning economy?
The truth is that we are talking about death now more than we have in years, for many of us perhaps more than we have ever talked about it.
No-one wants to be thought nosey and interfering, but protecting the elderly from scammers is essential.
This economic crisis is unlike any we’ve ever seen before, thus it is impossible to make predictions. But already there are signs of who will be most impacted.
Despite help being set out for companies during the pandemic, there have been issues with the implementation of schemes. Ministers must keep an eye on this.
Needed during the coming weeks: a Government information campaign for older people, their families, employers and businesses.
Given that older generations will be most affected by an outbreak, we must encourage young people to volunteer their help.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
Let him carry on what he’s started by exploding the financial framework Labour announced in only two days.
Around two-thirds of the top 100 marginal seats are town constituencies. That presents an opportunity.
I am arguing that there is some limited space for radical candour with the electorate on the difficult choices facing the country in the 2020s.