The Scottish leader has always tried to temper expectations about the country’s fight with Covid. This could pay off in an independence referendum.
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Duncan Smith names “five giants”: family breakdown, worklessness, serious personal debt, addiction and educational underachievement.
Welsh ministers get soft-soaped while UK Government ministers face the full rigors of the national media
The insidious idea that one’s sex is a solely matter of personal demand is seeping into policy and practice, almost unnoticed.
New research today by WPI Strategy categorically proves that the business rates burden is highest in northern towns such as Barrow and Leigh.
Plus: Macron has closed Paris at night. Merkel is pondering tougher restrictions. So don’t blame Johnson as though our situation were unique.
I will be returning regularly to this theme: the need to create a mainstream English and Welsh majority from shore to shore.
The Government’s tendency to take more responsibility, rather than devolving it to local networks, is at the root of many of the scheme’s problems.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
Forget the polls. Be honest about risk. Understand the English. Use scientists less. Deploy Sunak more. Drop the technical language and work with others.
That was the norm of the past ten years, in the form of Farage’s parties. There’s no reason to assume that a new challenger won’t emerge.
It is about time we had an honest conversation about segmenting the population, with more targeted protection for the elderly and vulnerable.
Plus: Johnson’s future. When I went to a party with a shotgun and live cartridges. And: am I Diane Abbott’s maternal grandmother?
Although it must be remembered that the UK is still carrying out more tests than many other countries.