But there has been a shift in how they want to do it – away from Sweden, and towards an effective test-and-trace system.
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The Moggcast: Coming out of “an extraordinarily deep slump” is “not the time when you want to slap the economy down with higher taxes”
Plus: Our interviewee suggests that if a Brexit deal doesn’t come soon, MPs may have to sit on Christmas Day. Is he any good at singing?
Andrew Haldenby: The private sector has delivered in this crisis – creating the UK’s outstanding network of test centres
We have been so self-critical over NHS Test and Trace that we have failed to recognise an incredible public service achievement.
A tale of two cities. The Conservative Government has had smooth relations with Liverpool – less so with Manchester.
That part of England where the Tories are most hated has offered the greatest possible cooperation with Boris Johnson.
It could be called the “Brexit” of the Coronavirus crisis, provoking polarised responses each way. But the reality is more nuanced.
Howard Flight: Sunak’s Keynesian interventions are working. Here’s what the Treasury should consider next.
I would hope it has researched which areas of expenditure have the largest spending multiplier effects.
Every MP wants to make sure restrictions in their area are as limited as possible. But we’re close to the end now. Let’s not fall near the finish line.
Our research with low-income voters in some of these areas revealed that many are not expecting miracles. They simply want better local services.
MPs need to see the regulations as well as economic and health impact assessments before deciding if they will support the new tiers, she says.
“The principle is right… having an approach that is right for each region and sub-region is the right one,” he says.
“I think all of us are very nervous about the Christmas period,” and there’s a sense of “desperation” for people to see their families, he admits.
The rest of the country needs to follow Liverpool’s example by moving into a lower tier, he says.
How our call for a cost-benefit analysis is contributing to Johnson’s Covid climbdown on lockdowns and tiers
We knew that even the prospect of one would widen and deepen debate on Coronavirus policy – which was essential.
WATCH: Mixed messages. Johnson suggests a more rapid relaxation of tiering restrictions than Whitty.
The Prime Minister says there are “means of escape” for those in higher tiers, but Whitty suggests that change is months away.
“Britain is responding to a health emergency, but also an economic emergency, and every penny of public spending will rightly come under intense scrutiny.”