Before pumping more funding into the public sector, we must restore the habit of making sure we have the money in the bank before we start spending it.
Posts by Dr Liam Fox MP
Liam Fox is a former Secretary of State for International Trade, and is MP for North Somerset.Follow @
We need more information, transparency and scrutiny. A committee on the model of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards is required.
Liam Fox: The amendments that could kill free trade deals with America, developing countries and the Commonwealth this week
Take it from me that the US would walk away from talks if we tried to make the adoption of UK rules a precondition of any FTA.
Liam Fox: How to assess virus death rates properly. Those making make simplistic judgements are unlikely to enhance their reputations.
Figures from national reported statistics suggest that the UK is in the middle of the range – above Germany & America but below Belgium & Spain.
Liam Fox: League tables, death rates, bed numbers – and other mistaken media measurements. Let’s stick to the facts.
Often, these are not only hugely inaccurate, but paint a damagingly distorted picture which can influence public opinion and, through doing so, public policy.
Liam Fox: The virus – what it is, what it means, and the two options open to Ministers for phasing out the shutdown
Whatever model is adopted or whatever alternative proposal is deemed better, the public need to know that there is an exit strategy in place.
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.
Liam Fox: The latest evidence from Italy suggests that public health messaging should change. We need less “me” and more “us”.
It should be moved away from how we stop becoming infected ourselves and start to focus on how we stop infecting those who might be at particular risk.