“Last week I asked him whether he would say publicly that schools are safe to go back to – he hummed and he hawed.”
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“There is genuine cause to celebrate a remarkable British scientific achievement and the benefits it will bring not just in this country but around the world.”
For the first time, a senior Minister appears at one of these events unflanked by at least one scientist.
The ‘idiots’ who attacked statue of Churchill ‘deflect from the central message of Black Lives Matter’ campaign. he says.
“I can very much understand the positive impact [getting rid of it] will have on businesses’ ability to open” he says.
The Chancellor talks about how he and his siblings were racially abused when they were young.
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Transport operators will be empowered from Monday to refuse permission to travel to those not wearing them.
Though the data shows that one third of people who tested positive for coronavirus did not have their contacts traced.
Single parent families will also qualify – and he says it’s “premature” to ask whether imposing the lockdown earlier would have saved lives.
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“He still can’t work out whether he’s saying schools are not safe enough or whether we should be going back more quickly.”
He also confirmed that the Government is keeping the two-meter social-distancing rule under review.
“But I must also say that we are in a time of national trial…we can’t now let the virus get out of control.”
And he announced that all adult care homes will be able to have coronavirus tests regardless of whether residents or staff show symptoms.
“What’s happening this week, which makes me so angry, is I’m now allowed to vote but I can’t take part in debates.”
The Health Secretary disagrees with the suggestion of a SAGE scientist that the Government did not implement lockdown early enough.