Defensive medicine may intellectually go against years of training and logic, but it keeps us legally protected. But it might not work in these wartime conditions.
How prepared are we for strict social distancing for the forseeable future, compulsory masks, closed leisure facilities – and a semi-functioning economy?
The imaginative and innovative schemes that they are rolling out across the country to may come as a surprise.
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
Two extreme versions of what happens next in Britain. Events are more likely to end up somewhere in the middle.
I’m putting out regular videos about the reasons for social distancing and self-isolation, and why the Government is adopting the testing strategy that it is.
Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
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?
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
At the least, we can expect reduced growth worldwide – and a more expansionary Budget next month.
We have the mandate and the majority. Let’s make 2020 a year of progress and work now to set up a decade we can all be proud of.
We must strike a better balance so that where genuine disagreements arise, there are ways of resolving the situation through mediation and conciliation.
The union’s conference applauded speeches about the NHS not having enough money. Then voted to overstretch its resources even further.
We don’t need a ‘Brexiteer’ leader, we need a unifier, a leader who is not marked by labels but by their ability to implement the referendum result.
His experience in business, delivering the London Olympics, running the health service, and serving as Foreign Secretary all show his leadership qualities.