Having been so focused on Covid health outcomes, we have lost sight of our nation’s terrible rate of drug-related deaths.
“We have to be ready for really rapid ruthless local lockdowns” and test and trace.
Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
The pandemic has huge geopolitical implications. Britain can better its aspirations by joining the CPTPP.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
The truth is that the Conservative system was not broke before 1998 and didn’t need fixing; and that the 1998 constitutional reforms were a failure.
If we do not leave the E.U. on terms that are acceptable to the members of the Party, large numbers will leave it. Here’s how we got here.
At the heart of May’s operation, this staunch Conservative is now mulling potential ways to a second referendum with Labour MPs.
Plus: But her deal’s so bad I’d rather Remain. Robbins is the real Rasputin, not Timothy. Would I really vote Tory tomorrow? And: Carry on Cocks and Dicks.
A new leader would need a new plan to reverse this evident humiliation of May’s leadership and of British statecraft.
There are indeed mechanisms for mitigating damaging immigration flows, but these are tightly constrained.
And, late in the day, the Prime Minister bows to our advice, and rushes on to Marr, today, to make the case for her new proposals.
Sooner or later, it will hold a leadership contest in which its members will actually get to decide the winner – and perhaps our next Prime Minister.
But unless his fully-developed vision of the future can capture heart-and-minds, I’d expect control of the party to stay with the mainstream.
Plus: Hammond’s blunder. Peers’ folly. Stephen Hawking is not, repeat not, controlled by MI5. And: my inner Mary Whitehouse meets Katie Hopkins’ slack vagina.