The Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review gives us a chance to do better by focusing on the pandemics threat.
Plus: it was down to earth with a bump for Starmer this week at Prime Minister’s Questions – as he failed to think on his feet.
More emphasis could have been put on local delivery of services, drugs, and even treatment using mobile medical equipment and remote consultation.
If enough of us download this app, we can, through our joint endeavours and the trace and test programme, suppress the virus.
Rolling out enough tests with enough trackers, and then putting effective self-isolation in place, is very much a process rather than an event.
I qualified as a personal trainer to train people in my spare time. The greatest challenge is breaking down the barriers people face to getting fit and healthy.
A successful test, track and quarantine policy would open the door to local paths out of this national shutdown.
If only 6,000 people, with 45 contacts each, are infected every day, we will need a capacity of 276,000 tests just to keep up.
We have to make sure that there are not only helplines but that both they and general mental health support are highly visible.
One area that has had relatively little attention, but could get much more, is the behaviour of commercial landlords across the country.
I immediately volunteered to help out at the hospital, where I already had an honorary contract – as well as at the soon-to-open Nightingales.
They seem no less relevant this morning than they were yesterday – and are unlikely to be answered this afternoon.
The proposals he will announce this evening can’t simply be taken on trust by voters.
The political logic of the Prime Minister’s choice is solid enough. But we’re past the stage where his Sunday statement can simply be taken on trust.
These savings were desperately needed to make Darling’s books balance. They were put in Labour’s 2010 manifesto.