Where there is need, front line staff like doctors and nurses are underpaid, relative to what they should receive, and where there isn’t, a whole host of people are well paid.
Careless talk costs credibility – a point that politicians who like musing aloud about undesirable outcomes should bear in mind.
The Party Chairman responsible for fund-raising is playing for higher stakes than he may appreciate.
Parts of the media suspected, wrongly, that she was an Establishment stooge: her work leading the Vaccine Taskforce has since been triumphantly vindicated.
The recent bias in Downing Street against putting the Work and Pensions Secretary up for press conferences and big media shows is inexplicable.
Plus: Deteriorating broadsheet standards, a divided United Kingdom. And: nineteen years on from 9/11.
The Corporation has lost its grip on its Reithian inheritance – which, for all his criticism of the BBC, the former Telegraph editor understands.
Ministers believe that the present legal framework isn’t fit for purpose if prosecutions of returning terrorists are to be successful.
It is clear from the Declaration that the Council’s directives for negotiating the future relationship with the UK have departed substantially from it.
It may be significant that the one person who doesn’t seem to be making their mistake is Keir Starmer.
By taking unnecessary risks with virus transmission we could literally be putting others at greater risk of death if the services they need are blocked.
Nothing I have written should be taken as a suggestion that we drop our guard or stop taking precautions. But, assuming we do that, there is no reason to panic. Cheer up.
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
Since the Government believes the Yellowhammer leak details are out of date, it should publish an up-to-date assessment as soon as possible.