For so many of my constituents, going to the bookies is part of their social life and part of having fun.
Posts Tagged: lockdown
Emily Carver: Many scoffed at the claim it will be hard to regain our freedoms. Yet Ministers show no sign of handing them back.
If vaccinating the most vulnerable won’t allow us to get back to life as normal, what will?
Robert Halfon: Covid has exacerbated educational inequalities. Schools need more autonomy to level up outcomes.
They should be held accountable for bettering the academic progress of the most deprived students.
Matthew Greenwood: Community spirit, particularly among the young, has renewed during the last year. We must harness it.
Civic Service can lock in community spirit for the next generation while giving them the vital skills they need for life.
Martyn Evans: How brownfield regeneration in the North can unleash the Government’s levelling-up agenda
Now is the time to build the partnerships and financial support that will enable us to deliver on a vision for our communities.
Andrew Murrison: There can now be no question about the Government’s timeline for opening up. June 21 must stand.
I love experts. I used to be one. But it’s in their nature, singularly and collectively, to lay it on thick.
Daniel Hannan: A Levelling Up Fund will not, on its own, turn Sunderland into Singapore. Localism will take us closer, though.
We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
Asked who is to “blame” for children falling behind, most parents blame “the pandemic” rather than the Government.
We’ve kept track of his scores since March 2020 – here are the results of our latest poll.
John Baron: A shortfall in funding threatens the British Council’s future. The Government must protect this crucial institution.
One of the ‘jewels in the crown’ of British soft power is at risk of the biggest set of closures in its 90-year history.
Andy Street: Birmingham’s clean air zones will come down unfairly hard on local people. The scheme needs an urgent rethink.
While I support the principle of these zones, a poorly executed plan will bring up the cost of living.
Eamonn Butler: The Government wants to build back better. It might want to sort out its enormous tax burden first.
Sunak & Co show no sign of setting their sights on getting it down.
Hollywood’s erasure of Cruella de Vil’s smoking habit is pointless and dull. Companies, and the state, must stop telling people what to do.
This ‘nudge’ instinct is all too common in corporations, which view themselves as guiding forces on health, morality, politics, and actually most things.
Bella Wallersteiner: I attended the Freedom March yesterday. I’m no anti-vaxxer, or Covid denier. I just want a return of common sense.
Unless there is a dramatic change to the UK’s Covid situation, restrictions must end, as planned, on June 21.
Johnson, Street, and Houchen have all embraced the bike, and reaped the rewards both for the party and the nation.