“We should all respect due process and fair hearing, rather than tolerate criminal acts and mob rule.”
“From here, I’m afraid, the journey is all too obvious. The only way to prevent this is to reverse the re-racialisation of our society.”
It’s striking that three Tory ethnic minority Ministers – first Badenoch; then Patel, and now Sunak – have sounded clearer-headed than some of their colleagues.
We’re now on Day Four of the controversy. This list began on Day Two and continues. One Minister has resigned from the Government.
“I cannot in good faith tell my constituents that they were wrong and one senior adviser to the Government was right.”
Cummings 4) “I wanted to explain what I thought, what I did and why over this period.” His words: full text.
“I know the British people hate the idea of unfairness. I think people like me who helped to make the rules should be accountable for their actions.”
Jeremy Hunt: “One of the biggest failures of scientific advice to Ministers in our lifetimes.” His speech from yesterday’s debate.
“At fault is a systemic failure caused by the secrecy that surrounds everything that SAGE does.”
“This document sets out a plan to rebuild the UK for a world with COVID-19. It is not a quick return to ‘normality.’ Nor does it lay out an easy answer.”
“Throughout this period of the next two months…we are going to be driven by the science, the data and public health.”
And Dorries moves up a rank at the Department of Health to become a Minister of State.
The Parliamentary Commissioner found he had misused his parliamentary privilege, and the Standards Committee accepted the report.
James Kanagasooriam’s Twitter thread on why the link between freedom and prosperity is breaking down
Is economics the key after all – driving the culture wars in western liberal democracies?
“We’ve already sacrificed far too much to ease up now.” The Foreign Secretary’s statement: full text.
“If we rush to relax the measures in place, we would risk wasting all the sacrifices and all the progress we have made.”
Trust in the government has gone up, according to Kekst CNC – and the results point the same way across the four countries polled.
“He’s been moved…back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery. He is in extremely good spirits.”