We could, if lost time really is the objection to 2021’s exams going ahead, shorten the Easter holidays and pay teachers a bonus for extra work.
Posts by Daniel Hannan
Daniel Hannan has been a membe of the European Parliament since 1999. He is a journalist, author and broadcaster. His most recent book is What Next: How to Get the Best from Brexit.Follow @
The fundamental premise of Trumpism, namely that globalisation is bad for ordinary people, is false.
Publishing the figures will underline that Ministers are striving to be balanced. Never mind how it looks, though: better statistics will lead to better decisions.
Daniel Hannan: Overstretched – that’s how our police see themselves. So how have they found time to hound a young Geordie journalist?
It seems highly unlikely that the action against Grimes will result in a prosecution, let alone a conviction. But that doesn’t make it OK.
Daniel Hannan: Clever, inquisitive and, crucially, independent, Charles Moore would be the perfect BBC chairman
His critics display the close-mindedness that they falsely suspect in him. Indeed, you won’t find a less partisan man.
Daniel Hannan: Voters tend to get some things wrong, but the big things right. So it is with this Brexit Bill.
In a shrewd and largely instinctive way, they have sussed that Britain faces an ill-disposed negotiating partner making unreasonable demands.
Daniel Hannan: Does the army really still need tanks? Or the navy aircraft carriers? Or the rest of us, the Trident system?
Let’s have a no-holds-barred strategic review which asks how we can best defend our interests given the vertiginous acceleration of military technology.
Daniel Hannan: Politicians can’t win. When they don’t give us what we want, we protest. And when they then do, we carry on.
These are the same elected representatives the whom we insisted should “step back and trust the professionals”.
Daniel Hannan: Sweden settled in for the long haul, and now doesn’t need to worry about a second surge
Having correctly judged that there would be no immediate vaccine, it opted for a sustainable response.
Daniel Hannan: Fewer are dying of the virus, thank goodness. But we are somehow more nervous about it now than we were in March.
Staying at home is, like anything else, habit-forming. Getting people to come out of lockdown is the hard part of the Government’s plan.
When a government takes money out of it, it is creating unseen costs. Subsidising jobs is no more a route to growth than smashing windows.
Their leaders elevate race relations above what should be their core functions, such as enforcing the law impartially.
Daniel Hannan: One man driving to Durham imperils the nation’s health. But lots of protesters in London don’t. Have we all gone mad?
Sitting in a park is selfish, but organising a mass demonstration in a park is wonderful, and schools should still stay closed. Seriously?
There has been a vivid daily demonstration of our collective double-standard in the mass of journalists swarming outside Cummings’s house.
The government’s initial response was in fact admirably Burkean. The full force of law was used sparingly. And you know what? It did the trick.