These are two major dangers to indefinite restrictions. One relates to immunity, and the other is around how long people can cope with them.
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Benedict Rogers: Leaders have 24 hours to send a clear message to the CCP on its human rights abuses
The international community must set out consequences for Beijing’s flagrant breaches of international treaties.
Putin’s Russia is closer to home – remember the Salisbury attack – and Islamist extremism is already here.
Mark Francois: Tempting though it may be to stage one, Johnson should avoid a Love Actually moment with Biden
European defence budgets only go so far, and ultimately we need the Anglo-American link.
Garvan Walshe: Orbán, Le Pen, Morawiecki. Europe’s new national populist alliance is a sign of weakness, not strength.
Weakening at home and friendless abroad, it finds itself on the back foot – and exposed to its nations’ reliance on EU funds.
Chris Skidmore: To keep up with our G7 colleagues, we must increase our spending on innovation and research
Currently the UK spends around 1.7 per cent of its GDP on R&D. Yet the US and China are heading towards three per cent GDP, and others even more.
Dowden, a David for our times, sees off the footballing Goliath. By whispering “boo!” At which the giant bursts into tears.
The Culture Secretary deserves a gold-plated edition of the Bluffers’ Guide to Politics, and must feel this morning like the proverbial dog with two cocks.
Iain Dale: People will die as a result of the EU’s Covid games. But don’t expect the media to criticise Saint Macron.
The British government has been commendably muted on the behaviour of von der Leyen and other politicians.
The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine. A run down of the developments across Europe as extreme caution takes hold.
The suspension of the vaccine will lead to more problems in areas that are already struggling with their roll outs.
Iain Dale: The EU has no interest in Northern Ireland’s future prosperity. It just sees it as a mechanism to exert its power.
Plus: Say what you like about Trump, but he had a better slogan than Clinton. And: Sunak’s budget was disappointing.
Garvan Walshe: We can be sure that those who have been vaccinated won’t die of Covid. So the case for lockdowns is vanishing fast.
It’s one thing to endure them to prevent people dying, and for a relatively short period of time; quite another because we might return to this situation.
Opposition politicians are wrong in their assessment of the country’s economic response to Covid.
David Gauke: Ten years for lying on a form. Disproportionate – and characteristic of our cavalier approach to sentencing.
If we impose yet more draconian prison sentences to win a political arms race, the burdens on the taxpayer will become unsustainable.
Ryan Bourne: How many lives will we save by choosing our own vaccination programme, not the EU’s? Let’s start at nine thousand.
It’s safe to say the UK will have saved tens of thousands of additional lives relative to going at the EU-4’s pace over the coming months.
It’s a terrible milestone and Ministers throughout the UK will be blamed. How could our governments and administrations do better next time?