Housing First is essential but not sufficient – if there are as many non-UK nationals sleeping on the streets post-Covid as before.
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The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
The most important question today isn’t whether the Government’s plan is right or wrong, but how decisions should be made about it.
Thirteen Conservative MPs pressed for a faster easing of restrictions during Johnson’s statement yesterday – and 35 did not
Yesterday’s backbench reaction to his Commons statement suggests that most Tory MPs will back his proposals.
Whatever guidelines there may be on engagement with organisations, no-one will take them seriously if the Government doesn’t do so itself.
What a bracing springboard it would be to bounce into the local elections with normality returning faster than expected.
Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
Johnson’s Downing Street. Like an unstable Middle Eastern autocracy – with jihadis, family militias, and outside actors exchanging fire.
The ghost of Cummings haunts Number Ten in the wake of Lewis’ resignation. Who’s in charge – and what’s the plan to see off the SNP?
The Prime Minister has gone in a week from having a famine of political advice to a feast.
Johnson will be given an assessment of the vaccines’ effectiveness: over 15 million people have received their first dose, and some 500,000 their second.
We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
But as ever, trying to make out a consensus position is like trying to pick out a tune when a drunk pianist is playing a broken piano.
“We have been terrific at pure research, and useless at translational research.” What our industrial strategy should aim to change.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.
There is no good option for Ministers – but it must be better to stop infected people entering the country rather than quarantining them afterwards.
Behind today’s genocide row about the Uighurs stand the Hong Kongers, Biden – and our own trade and security irresolution.