The U.K. birth rate has fallen back to near record lows – so perhaps some of the same debates will come here as we try to cope with our ageing society.
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Here comes the sun: but for so many it really has been a long cold lonely winter. I don’t ever want to go back into lockdown.
The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.
It accounts for a larger share of output and a much larger share of productivity growth in poorer regions of the UK
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
It’s welcome that we’re investing much more in services. But we need to tackle the causes too.
We need to pace ourselves. We don’t want to go for a big bang reopening only to trigger a new wave and be forced backwards.
He’s doing a “fantastic job”; timetables for ending lockdown are “not particularly realistic”; claims that Johnson relishes it are “ridiculous”.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.
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”.
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.