For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
Also: Opposition parties force the SNP to abandon a bid to suspend trial by jury; and more good reading on the fallout from Alex Salmond’s acquittal.
Tensions – political, economic and otherwise – have been exacerbated in the eurozone, as it tries to navigate the pandemic.
None the less, while lockdown alleviates the worst, it doesn’t deliver the best. The Government should probe less costly ways to achieve the same ends.
That grim calculation must at some point be made. Refusing to face it is not an act of high-mindedness, but of dereliction.
My casework system has seen 400 plus new emails from residents and businesses entered onto it, for the most part each of which represents a new case.
Very few businesses could survive a lockdown of the type we’re currently in for six months. A sustained one will have to be more focused.
Somewhere where you can belong not only to a friendship group or network of mutual interests, but also to a community, a place, a county and a country.
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
Plus: My video tour of my bookshelves and why I won’t indulge editors. Three times in the last few days I’ve said no to them.
Also: Salmond gathers his forces and his allies call for inquiries and resignations as the SNP civil war gathers momentum.
Britain cannot afford to take so long to incorporate international lessons as the epidemic progresses.
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.
In contrast to 2008’s financial crisis, the Coronavirus is expected to be short-lived. In the meantime, the Government must be quick to protect livelihoods.