“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.”
Posts Tagged: crime
Neil O’Brien: Bullying, hostage taking, censorship, bribery. How China is dealing with its critics abroad.
Economically and politically, Beijing takes advantage of asymmetric openness: we’re open to them, but they are not to us.
The public recognises that the response has been more about engagement than enforcement. More police powers are not needed.
They seem no less relevant this morning than they were yesterday – and are unlikely to be answered this afternoon.
The proposals he will announce this evening can’t simply be taken on trust by voters.
Coronavirus: Jenrick steps up efforts to help the vulnerable – rough sleepers and victims of domestic violence
The greatest difficulty may prove persuading those who need help, to accept it. Plus – councils given discretion over small business funding.
The Foreign Secretary declares: “We are absolutely working to defeat those trying to exploit the situation for their own nefarious ends.”
If we don’t push back against encroaching regulation, there is a very real risk that coercive policies can – and will – overstay their welcome.
The shutdown will be with us for the duration. What the South Korean route out of it will mean – and why it’s now necessary.
Following this road will require a transformation of how we work and live on an expectation-defying scale.
We should take inspiration from other countries which display best practice: Australia and New Zealand.
Emma Ware: My winning idea for the Conservative Policy Forum – a scheme to keep first-time offenders out of prison
During a three-year suspended sentence they would be required to enrol on a course, undertake a community project, and participate in sport.
Luke Evans: It feels here that this week is the lull coming before the storm that you hope will never arrive
I’m acutely aware that in our rural communities, where we are a few weeks behind major cities, knowing someone in hospital is more rare.
John Redwood: Why I, as a strong supporter of the market economy, back the Government’s emergency economic measures
The reason we will get away with it again, as we did in the banking crash, is that there is so much deflation around, inflation is not a problem.
James Frayne: The challenges of the Coronavirus to working families outside the prosperous South East
What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.