More emphasis could have been put on local delivery of services, drugs, and even treatment using mobile medical equipment and remote consultation.
The formal deadline for agreeing an extension to the transition period is close, but Britain is unlikely to ask for one.
The ’22 Executive has been pushing for a faster end to lockdown, and many Tory MPs agree. But they’re more likely to follow public opinion than lead it.
Take it from me that the US would walk away from talks if we tried to make the adoption of UK rules a precondition of any FTA.
Exactly a decade after forming a government with the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats are languishing on the political fringes – where did it all go wrong?
The great Parliamentarian then spoke to his colleagues from the heart. “Some Members wept,” Channon noted.
Parliament’s role must be to encourage strategic thinking, raise reasonable questions and help the government avoid strategic errors.
It appears that there will be no votes until next week. After that, the May Bank Holiday looms. In any event, MPs will be feeling their virtual way.
It should not expect to resurrect ‘business as usual’. The key priority is scrutiny of Government action and managing the crisis.
The date at which lockdown should end is debatable. That MPs and peers should be debating it is not.
The former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party abused his parliamentary privileges. Holding the powerful to account means blocking his peerage.
He adds that he wouldn’t offer the former speaker a peerage, as he responds to comments made by Dawn Butler.
Butler claims the fact that Bercow is yet to receive a peerage ‘is also a form of bullying’.
She responds to a report in the Sunday Times that Jeremy Corbyn has nominated his former chief of staff Karie Murphy for a peerage.
We suggest that the state coach wends its way from Buckingham Palace to York along the slow lane of the A1 – via Finchley Road, Brent Cross and the Doncaster by-pass.