One can conceive of Ministers seeking an all-party public front, and Labour objecting to responsibility with no power.
To the astonishment of those who see him as an incorrigible buffoon, the Prime Minister looked and sounded unremittingly sombre.
Some form of the scheme may be necessary as an expedient. But beware: nothing lasts so long as the temporary.
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”.
12 Labour MPs, 11 Conservatives and one member of the SNP will be impacted by the new guidelines
The Liberal Democrats had already pulled their own event, and it was only a matter of time until the Party followed suit. A refund of registration fees is available.
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.
The same people who complain about politicians now fronting for the Government would doubtless also be complaining if they weren’t.
Needed during the coming weeks: a Government information campaign for older people, their families, employers and businesses.
In this way, he hopes to minimise the loss of life among the most vulnerable and others that will now happen.
His recent announcement to the Commons suggests the Government may be making another effort to grasp a nettle which his predecessors have neglected.
Neither Trump, Merkel nor the EU institutions are showing the global leadership necessary. Over to a joint ticket of the Prime Minister and Macron.
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The Prime Minister’s critics have warned he’s a dictator. Now they say he’s not draconian enough. What do these people actually want?
Nation states can act decisively when they wish to do so: the EU seems paralysed.