The last word must lie with the voters, and their current answer, according to the polls, is: very well indeed.
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Raab and Patel advocate the positions of their departments, which are based on different concerns and priorities. It is for the Prime Minister to decide.
“I urge you, please, to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.” Johnson’s letter to households: full text
“That is why we are giving one simple instruction – you must stay at home…if people break the rules, the police will issue fines and disperse gatherings.”
Scandinavia contains the biggest differences in how the Coronavirus is being tackled, with Sweden and its neighbours taking very different approaches.
The Minster for Health will be across a lot of the detail, and is well placed to step up to chair the relevant Cabinet committee.
At the moment, the most important Government action is rolling out testing, ventilators and equipment. Cabinet committees can and should deal with all that.
WATCH: The Prime Minister announces that he has been tested positive for the Coronavirus – and is self-isolating
“Be in no doubt that I can continue to communicate with my top team and lead the national fightback.”
Two extreme versions of what happens next in Britain. Events are more likely to end up somewhere in the middle.
Iain Dale: If the Second World War had been fought in the days of 24 hour news channels, we’d have lost
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Johnson’s task is to hire the right people and back them as long as they are getting things done, no matter who they offend in the process.
WATCH: Over 400,000 people volunteer for the Government’s programme in a day. Today’s press conference.
“We are massively ramping up our testing programme,” the Prime Minister said, as questions focused on the matter.
But there were a couple of moments of levity – though both men agreed that this is no time for it.
The perils and volatility that the Coronavirus – that ultimate leveller-down – brings with it suddenly endanger last year’s near-landslide winner.
WATCH: The Prime Minister’s broadcast. “I must give a very simple instruction. You must stay at home.”
“We’ll stop all gathering of more than two people in public, excluding those you live with.”