One of our best selling papers recently ran a piece promoting the views of an “NHS worker” who claimed hospitals were “empty” and Covid was a “hoax”.
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The big questions are about an EU deal and Covid recovery. But one of the other places to look is how we turn our savings into investments.
Every MP wants to make sure restrictions in their area are as limited as possible. But we’re close to the end now. Let’s not fall near the finish line.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
We need to start listening to the right people – not hopeless people who get it wrong time and again, but face zero accountability.
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
Better data is one of the things we need to make it work as we head into a tough winter. It should be regularly put in the public domain.
The future was that we would be colour-blind. Instead, wokeism tells us we should see each other as members of different races.
So how do we get more good, high-paying jobs into poorer areas? One specific opportunity relevant in a lot of Red Wall seats is advanced manufacturing.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
Limiting councils’ discretion could lead to a lot of fuss for little real change. The real problem is a geographically unbalanced economy.
My modest proposal is this: let’s do a major programme of controlled trials to test these ideas, and see what, if anything, makes a difference.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.