If we impose yet more draconian prison sentences to win a political arms race, the burdens on the taxpayer will become unsustainable.
The Government’s messaging around this idea has been confusing to say the least.
As Johnson put it yesterday: “we can’t think of this just as a project for us and us alone”.
Part-closed borders, an unresolved Brexit negotiation, a new strain of Covid – the interplay between these is perilous and Parliament should be recalled.
Reports suggest the Government is planning to reduce spending from 0.7 per cent of gross national income to 0.5 per cent.
The US and UK, along with other countries in Europe, are fighting to ensure that no one is persecuted for their religious beliefs.
We should be increasing our export ambitions and the support that government gives companies in entering these global markets.
France and Germany have also met resistance in trying to get children back to the classroom.
Nothing is certain in this crisis; not even the possibility of another large outbreak, as Switzerland and Denmark suggest.
The government’s initial response was in fact admirably Burkean. The full force of law was used sparingly. And you know what? It did the trick.
‘Short-time’ working is the Chancellor’s best bet for weaning employers off state support.
Some regions have already started to ease off lockdown measures. Here are their plans so far:
It should remove those taxes and regulations that will stop business from applying their ingenuity on the problem of rebuilding from the ruins.
A common threat, especially in the form of a pathogen, flicks switches in our brains, making us less tolerant of dissent.
From healthcare to housing to trade, there are numerous areas that need transforming when we return to normality.