“I know how it is hard to have restrictions… imposed on seeing your family and your friends… we have to act rapidly in order to protect those we love.”
Stamp duty cut welcome, but concerns about “tomorrow’s taxpayers”. Centre-right think tanks react to Sunak statement.
Several wonder how these big spending pledges are sustainable.
“Most” of the event will take place in this form. The Party hopes to “host some aspects in the physical format”.
“An experiment that has failed”. Jon Moynihan of Vote Leave’s full submission about the Electoral Commission.
The Public Administration Committee would take a 3000-word document only. Here is Moynihan’s complete take.
“It sounds like a New Deal, and all I can say is that…is how it is meant to sound and to be.” The Prime Minister’s speech. Full text.
“We will not be responding to this crisis with what people called austerity. We are not going to try to cheese-pare our way out of trouble.”
“If this Government is to reform so much, it must also reform itself.” Gove’s speech on change in Whitehall. Full text.
“Now we must listen to ideas on transforming government itself…because the machinery of government is no longer equal to the challenges of today.”
There are some oddities: Wedding ceremonies allowed, but only one household at the party venue at the moment.
Our daily updated guide to key facts and information about the illness drawn from Government sources.
“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.”