Johnson’s task is to hire the right people and back them as long as they are getting things done, no matter who they offend in the process.
Britain cannot afford to take so long to incorporate international lessons as the epidemic progresses.
NICE’s guidelines menace those with autism, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities and mental health problems.
It is worth noting that face-to-face contact won’t always be necessary: those in higher-risk groups will be able to offer support by telephone.
Luke Evans: New in Parliament. A doctor on the Health Select Committee. And tasked with helping to lead locally.
I’m putting out regular videos about the reasons for social distancing and self-isolation, and why the Government is adopting the testing strategy that it is.
Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
John Redwood: Why I, as a strong supporter of the market economy, back the Government’s emergency economic measures
The reason we will get away with it again, as we did in the banking crash, is that there is so much deflation around, inflation is not a problem.
The perils and volatility that the Coronavirus – that ultimate leveller-down – brings with it suddenly endanger last year’s near-landslide winner.
This is not about NHS on the cheap; the Army has a long history of having to upscale rapidly, and should be used in these troublesome times.
With the Coronavirus engulfing parliamentary discussions, the legislation looks on hold for now.
One can see why the Government wants and needs to act. But what seems the right thing now could be the curtailment of our freedoms in years to come.
Neil O’Brien: We are on a terrible course. But some people are still messing about as though this were a game.
With the bazooka being well-wielded by Sunak, it seems almost churlish to suggest some further things the Treasury could do. But here are three.
By adapting the Statutory Maternity Pay system, the Chancellor’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will improve the lives of thousands of people.
The Chancellor should make further provision for them. But the vast though necessary expansion of state spending will need emergency powers-type checks.
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.