By suddenly expanding the range of factors informing the decision, the Government’s coronavirus mission-creep continues.
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Emily Carver: This September, unions cannot be allowed to sabotage and obstruct children’s education again
Thankfully the Government is taking the threat seriously and has launched a “back to school and college” campaign.
Having been so focused on Covid health outcomes, we have lost sight of our nation’s terrible rate of drug-related deaths.
Emily Carver: If the public face of COP26 won’t buy an electric car, don’t expect the nation to be on board with Net Zero
Setting a target for three decades in the future is illusory, lending itself to virtue-signalling and ill-thought-out measures.
Emily Carver: The Government’s plan to make exams easier will be devastating for this country’s education system
The Department of Education wants to address school disruption by “reducing pressure” on students.
Emily Carver: Young people overwhelmingly think socialism is a good idea. Access to capital is the only way to change that.
Their idealism over this ideology is fairly superficial. Even so, Conservatives must do more to reverse the trend.
Emily Carver: Many scoffed at the claim it will be hard to regain our freedoms. Yet Ministers show no sign of handing them back.
If vaccinating the most vulnerable won’t allow us to get back to life as normal, what will?
Heavy-handed state interventions often end up backfiring and curtailing liberty – they’re no substitute for people power.
Emily Carver: If our choices are lawful, can we really trust the state to judge which ones will harm us?
Much like a parent intent on disciplining their naughty child, this Government’s preferred policy tool seems to be prohibition.
Emily Carver: To bolster free speech in universities, we need laws taken off the statute book, rather than added to it
The Government should instead look into reviewing the Equality Act, which makes these institutions subject to its harassment provision.
Emily Carver: So the European Super League has collapsed. But either way, it’s none of the Government’s business.
The lesson of this drama is that fans must make their voices heard, rather than Ministers threaten knee-jerk legislation.
Emily Carver: Some believe that as a white person, I shouldn’t express a view on Black Lives Matter. But I should and will.
There is a vocal minority of people who dominate discussions in the media, and seem determined to import the racially-charged culture we see in the US.
It should worry us all that a Conservative government is even on board with the concept of a hate crime.
Failing to implement – or even entertain the notion of – change helps no-one, aside from perhaps a handful who use the health service for cheap populism.
It’s disgraceful that somewhere between 15 and 20 per cent of our young people may be “functionally illiterate” when they leave school.