As the nation braces for a second lockdown, Johnson and Starmer lock horns on whether the Government should have embraced an earlier ‘circuit-breaker’.
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She attacks the Government for giving employers less than six hours’ notice that the furlough scheme was being extended.
Economic crises have infantilised multiple generations. Our leaders need to give them hope.
From curfews to alcohol bans, leaders across the continent are increasingly unified in their choice of measures.
The country has been used to debate the merits of a more hawkish approach. But it has become cautious in recent times.
It is one example of a policy which sounds sensible in theory, but is having some adverse practical effects.
“We don’t really want a rebellion; we’re trying to support the Government in getting this done by saying ‘let us vote on these measures'”.
Simon Thomas: Curfews would be economically disastrous for casinos; the Government must have a rethink
Closing hospitality and leisure businesses at 10pm would result in a wave of redundancies.
The Government cannot continue to yo-yo between opening and closing society.
With NHS Test and Trace repeatedly failing to meet targets, confidence in the Government’s tracing strategy is faltering
And with 300,000 users downloading Northern Ireland’s app, it’s unclear to the public why England’s equivalent is taking so long.
Lockdown has taken a significant toll on the younger generation, and we need help to make up for lost time.
Cases, which can fluctuate, are often used as the sole measure of a country’s success in fighting Covid-19. But that’s wrong.
Mo Metcalf-Fisher: “Pubs versus schools” doesn’t need to be an either-or scenario in reopening Britain
It’s been suggested that choices need to be made about which businesses should close first, but this isn’t fair to the country’s publicans.
The Prime Minister will be rejected by the aspirational working class that voted for him in large numbers if he cannot win this battle.
No one can be certain about anything in this crisis, but extreme pessimism around rising cases will not get us anywhere.