We will need to significantly and rapidly increase our testing capability and our ability to link this to a contact tracing system.
I have serious concerns about the sector surviving this crisis. We cannot allow the worst to happen and our zoos and aquariums put at risk.
As in 2008, the line between survival and disaster will rest on the bond markets’ trust in the British Government and on the reputation of the Bank of England.
It may be significant that the one person who doesn’t seem to be making their mistake is Keir Starmer.
Hopefully it will be crisis averted, and we’ll have a bit more time to fix the hole. But sooner or later, difficult choices on tax and spending are coming.
The art will be to do so in such a way that the NHS can cope with a rise in admissions. And social distancing for the most vulnerable must remain in place.
It should remove those taxes and regulations that will stop business from applying their ingenuity on the problem of rebuilding from the ruins.
We don’t expect the shutdown to last in full until summer. But if it did, Britain might well be moving towards Universal Credit as a basic income.
I’ve faith that people are focused on that bigger picture, which drives reported levels of understanding and appreciation, if not necessarily popularity.
Absent a clearly articulated strategy business uncertainty will heighten, and severe non-compliance is risked
A common threat, especially in the form of a pathogen, flicks switches in our brains, making us less tolerant of dissent.
In political terms, there is still time for the Coronavirus crisis to turn the tables on the President. But it hasn’t yet.
If employers consider themselves to be heading for catastrophe, it suggests that the wider public will catch up before too long.
The date at which lockdown should end is debatable. That MPs and peers should be debating it is not.
The Government’s main aim to date has been to ensure that it can take the strain – and his remarkable statement shows that this is unlikely to change.