A friend of mine who runs the pub decided to turn his hand to takeaway food – delivering a meal to every vulnerable older person at no charge.
Posts Tagged: David Cameron
Two extreme versions of what happens next in Britain. Events are more likely to end up somewhere in the middle.
This crisis presents an opportunity for our nation and can leave an important legacy of volunteering and looking out for others.
It is worth noting that face-to-face contact won’t always be necessary: those in higher-risk groups will be able to offer support by telephone.
One can conceive of Ministers seeking an all-party public front, and Labour objecting to responsibility with no power.
Budget 1) This was less a Conservative Budget than “the People’s Budget”. From a Vote Leave Government – not the usual Tory one.
It may be necessary, given the Coronavirus, and could even work. But Britain has a long, long record of state spending failing to turbo-charge growth.
John Redwood: Lessons for managing civil service obstruction from the Thatcher years. And my role as head of her Policy Unit.
There were plenty of Yes Minister routines and scripts to live through then as now. Much of the system did not like the privatisation programme.
Bury, the West Midlands, Dudley and perhaps the Durham PCC polls are well worth keeping an eye on.
I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the aid budget.
The authors of a new book trace the enduring influence of American Puritanism, and explain how the President appeals to it.
Cameron noted the Environment Agency’s flawed approach to flooding. But the problem has still not been dealt with.
There is a refusal to provide dredging on animal welfare grounds. But millions of small mammals, insects, and invertebrates, are being drowned.
It is straining to be bigger and better, and see further, faster. But the lesson of the story is that it can’t see everywhere at once.
Reshuffle 3) Chris White: It isn’t just Ministers who get fired. A third of SpAds are set to lose their jobs.
There will be some bruised personalities on the backbenches who will need careful managing over the next few months, and I hear that Spencer is already on the job.
Cameron’s memoirs offer a hint of where the occupant of Number 11 may look to raise property taxes instead.
Bercow was the rudest Speaker of modern times, yet by the end he had degenerated into an Establishment stooge
The former Speaker’s autobiography is a disappointment. He writes as he talks – and after a time this becomes wearisome.