If nothing is done, we fear the pig industry is heading towards collapse, which would affect tens of thousands of jobs.
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Kristy Adams: Without Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services getting more funding, we are storing up trouble
Children make up around 20 per cent of the population – yet CAMHS only receives 6.4 per cent of mental health spending.
Bob Blackman: Sizewell C is key to taking control of the UK’s energy production – and achieving Net Zero
The importance of having a reliable baseload of firm power remains essential to the energy mix.
The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine. A run down of the developments across Europe as extreme caution takes hold.
The suspension of the vaccine will lead to more problems in areas that are already struggling with their roll outs.
David Gauke: Ten years for lying on a form. Disproportionate – and characteristic of our cavalier approach to sentencing.
If we impose yet more draconian prison sentences to win a political arms race, the burdens on the taxpayer will become unsustainable.
Vaccine passports for travel get the go ahead. But there will be concerns about where else they could be applied.
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.
The proposed foreign aid cut. Many Tories are against it. But Sunak has limited options as he tries to salvage the economy.
Reports suggest the Government is planning to reduce spending from 0.7 per cent of gross national income to 0.5 per cent.
Rehman Chishti and Knox Thames: Freedom of religion is under threat. Trans-Atlantic efforts can combat that.
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.
Union battles, parental resistance and court cases: why the UK isn’t alone across Europe in getting schools to reopen
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.
Aidan Shilson-Thomas: The Job Retention Scheme was an excellent intervention. But it needs changes – fast.
‘Short-time’ working is the Chancellor’s best bet for weaning employers off state support.