The existing rules are inconsistent and hypocritical. They do not reflect a 24/7 economy, where people can purchase online and receive deliveries any time.
But these demonstrations, which cannot uphold social distancing, will have a catastrophic impact on our collective fight against the virus.
A limited suspension is one thing, lasting change would be another. And so often, nothing is so permanent as the temporary.
Its bishops’ latest attack on Cummings will do nothing to enamour the electorate.
How prepared are we for strict social distancing for the forseeable future, compulsory masks, closed leisure facilities – and a semi-functioning economy?
“Christ, our Paschal Lamb, has been sacrificed, alleluia; therefore, let us keep the feast by sharing the unleavened bread of uprightness and truth, alleluia.”
“Our Shepherd is departed, the fount of living water,/At whose passing the sun was darkened…Today the gates of death…as well our Saviour has destroyed.”
“There was darkness over the earth…and about the ninth hour Jesus cried aloud: ‘My God why hast thou forsaken me?’ ”
Those who argue that the virus isn’t a serious problem and that the lockdown was unnecessary have more brains than sense.
This crisis is teaching us the value of religious freedom, and the need to speak up for our faith at home and abroad.
“Where charity and love are, there God is. Love of Christ has gathered us into one. Let us rejoice in Him and be glad.”
The authors of a new book trace the enduring influence of American Puritanism, and explain how the President appeals to it.
The only real hope that exists for lasting peace is to strengthen the Afghan government and its institutions, not undermine them.
“So there’s no doubt, we are the underdog. But the point is, the Mayor’s record is so terrible it’s allowed us an opportunity.”
Our aim is to show that conservatism is alive and well outside of the walls of Parliament, even if it is on life-support within the Conservative Party.