With parents having to balance their children’s education with their own employment demands, how can technology facilitate these two demands?
We’re urged to revive the spirit of the Blitz. But the Britain of World War Two didn’t always pull together.
“Winston Churchill is a bastard” – criticism, scrutiny and vulgar abuse are part of living in a free country.
Alistair Burt: A re-entry strategy is needed, and there’s no reason why the UK should not take a global lead on this
Coronavirus is unlikely to be “the big one” in terms of pandemics; this is why we must step up our preparations for next time.
So said a cross-section of Conservative MPs today – and rightly. They grasp that even the unprecedently statist package he’s announced is only a start.
Plus: Some of the measures which the Government is taking weren’t necessary even during the supreme national crisis of World War Two.
Amanda Milling: My message to Party activists. We can’t get busy seeking votes. But let’s do so helping neighbours.
We’ve suspended all face to face campaigning for the foreseeable future. Instead we encourage you to direct your energies towards keeping people safe.
One can conceive of Ministers seeking an all-party public front, and Labour objecting to responsibility with no power.
The bigger challenge is likely to be implementing whatever results from this year’s talks, be it a “Canada-style” deal or “Australia-style” no deal.
Asheem Singh: Coming as a consequence of the virus. The new aim of Economic Security – over and above poverty, inequality or GDP.
Automation, artificial intelligence and the internet of things were already encouraging us to consider the future of employment.
The Chancellor’s statement. A firm second step – but he must go further to deliver “whatever it takes”.
The most significant part of his announcement was talks with employers and unions “to urgently develop new forms of employment support”.
Ryan Bourne: The upside-world of virus economics. And why we free marketeers must adapt our usual ways of thinking.
The theoretical aim of policy then should be bridging over what is hopefully a short pause in activity – eliminating near-term distress for households and businesses.
Daniel Hannan: The Coronavirus. Our instincts are likelier to push us into over-reacting than the reverse.
One of the most dangerous sequences in politics goes like this. “Something must be done. Here’s something. Let’s do it.”
John Hayes: The plan to impose abortion on demand on Northern Ireland by the end of this month – and why it should be stopped
To respect devolution, the UK Government must not impose such a drastic development on the Province. Is this a test run for England?
WATCH: Sunak declares that “we will do whatever it takes.” The Government’s Coronavirus press conference.
“We must act like any war time government, and do whatever it takes to support our economy.”
The economy and the virus. Tear up the rulebook – we need Big State Government on a scale unknown in modern times.
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.