In order to maintain a UK-wide approach, the infrastructure for a ‘test, trace, and track’ strategy has to be in place across the board at the same time.
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Both sides must recognise that the Corporation as a whole can be performing well whilst its political coverage alienates Conservatives.
But overall the air goes out of the scores a little, with Hancock and Patel recording significant falls. Raab bucks the trend and regains the podium.
It may prove easier to maintain coordination when imposing the rules than easing them, especially if regional variegation is called for.
Also: Supermarkets reject Drakeford’s bid to shift blame for deliveries fiasco; Welsh health minister faces calls to resign; and more.
Also: Welsh Labour demand less alignment with London on coronavirus policy; and Sinn Fein isolated in objecting to Army support in Northern Ireland.
The leaked report undoubtedly poses serious difficulties, but it may also offer a chance to move decisively against the previous regime.
Unless you think the projected caseload was wrong by an order of magnitude, it was the only way to buy time.
Henry Hill: Labour’s new leader sets the party against Scottish independence… but toward federalist folly
By taking refuge once again in his party’s only idea, Starmer puts himself behind even Gordon Brown in his constitutional thinking.
So long as the Prime Minister is available to make the really big calls – or has left clear instructions or authorisation – the Foreign Secretary can deputise.
As the likes of Gardiner and Burgon depart the front bench, is the team that will follow Sir Keir Starmer into the first Labour-led government since 2010?
It looks like a comprehensive rout for the hard left, with neither Long-Bailey nor Burgon getting close in their respective contests.
Matt Hancock also sees a 20-point rise in his approval rating to take third place as the Covid-19 crisis reshapes British politics.
Also: Opposition parties force the SNP to abandon a bid to suspend trial by jury; and more good reading on the fallout from Alex Salmond’s acquittal.
Raab and Patel advocate the positions of their departments, which are based on different concerns and priorities. It is for the Prime Minister to decide.