He’s a distraction and so can’t possibly have his mind on the job. But the Guardian and Mirror got a lot of the story wrong – and should apologise.
Its bishops’ latest attack on Cummings will do nothing to enamour the electorate.
It represents an emergency call to arms – not a permanent transition towards a command society.
One union has warned teachers not to “engage” in talks – in an utterly unhelpful move.
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.
“This document sets out a plan to rebuild the UK for a world with COVID-19. It is not a quick return to ‘normality.’ Nor does it lay out an easy answer.”
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.
If employers consider themselves to be heading for catastrophe, it suggests that the wider public will catch up before too long.
When the brief is, for example, a speech to commemorate Armistice Day or World AIDS Day, the challenge is even more intense.
The Prime Minister’s hospitalisation accentuates the need for a new strategic structure to support a new strategic plan.
Former Health Secretary says Labour Government was ready for swine flu, with safety equipment set aside.
However, the Health Secretary says he has a very constructive relationship with Jon Ashworth.
That grim calculation must at some point be made. Refusing to face it is not an act of high-mindedness, but of dereliction.
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
The reason we will get away with it again, as we did in the banking crash, is that there is so much deflation around, inflation is not a problem.