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.
Plus: In my view, there is no case at all to merit a decision to do anything other than keeping the lockdown, maybe with a few tweaks.
The move back to two party politics of 2017 seems to be repeating itself this time round.
The Fixed Terms Parliament Act may pave the way to delivering Brexit by October 31. And for that, we can thank…
It must necessarily have a worldview. The question is whether or not this has caught up with the Brexit vote.
Disraeli defined conservatism as ‘love of country and an instinct for power’, and her successors should strive for her winning fusion of the two.
He was murdered by terrorists 40 years ago today. Now there is a new, exemplary biography of him.
The challenge to “our precious union” will be as much constitutional as economic – Deal, No Brexit…or No Deal especially.
A new study of the 2017 general election shows May failing to insist on a message and a manifesto which supported each other.
Parliament is struggling to retain senior figures. New peers should be chosen on their ability to raise the calibre of debate.
So much of what now appears inevitable could have been very different – at least in the short term.
“If the priority becomes avoiding new cooperation with a country outside the EU, then this will have damaging real world consequences for the security of all our people.”
In the best of all worlds, standards would be upheld voluntarily. But in the world we have, we seem to need rules – and sometimes to extend them.
And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
The Prime Minister needs to be more self confident with the media.