Harness the wisdom that is out there, and let your colleagues in and beyond Parliament help you, rather being tempted to think we are here to hinder you.
The Government can do a lot in a short space of time. A key question should be: how do we make these towns nicer places to live?
The towns of the North East, left behind for generations by Labour, will need to see their Conservative MPs forging a durable path to a future.
They have been handed a raw deal during the course of the pandemic. Investing in them is an investment in our future.
Together with tax cuts and less regulation, higher or more extensive benefits look like better support for hungry children than vouchers.
It is about time we had an honest conversation about segmenting the population, with more targeted protection for the elderly and vulnerable.
Death is not a statistical data point, and the loss of life of a mother, a father, a child, and a key worker can never be filled.
Three cheers for three reforms: of the civil service, of Ministers and of one that this Government tends to avoid – of public services.
A limited suspension is one thing, lasting change would be another. And so often, nothing is so permanent as the temporary.
It’s not only a matter of highly-skilled jobs for working class people. Firms like these gives cities like Derby a sense of immense civic pride.
It represents an emergency call to arms – not a permanent transition towards a command society.
More emphasis could have been put on local delivery of services, drugs, and even treatment using mobile medical equipment and remote consultation.
If enough of us download this app, we can, through our joint endeavours and the trace and test programme, suppress the virus.
How prepared are we for strict social distancing for the forseeable future, compulsory masks, closed leisure facilities – and a semi-functioning economy?
The imaginative and innovative schemes that they are rolling out across the country to may come as a surprise.