The combination of shutdown fever, furlough, Black Lives Matter, summer and the fledgling test and trace system don’t bode well.
Posts Tagged: London
Anthony Browne: It’s time to drop the defeatist narrative about Britain and Covid-19. We have had many successes.
The coverage of death rates in this country has been lacking in nuance – leading people to have skewed perceptions of the UK’s performance.
As with Brexit, the fundamentals of the Tory position are much stronger than they may seem to be.
Socialist hegemony in our capital can only be challenged if Conservatives are unapologetic in fighting the battle of ideas.
Flick Drummond: Putting new diverse statues near to those of old slavers. And other ways of sharing our journey.
The Mayor of London is wrong to seek to erase our common history rather than contribute to it in new ways.
Ray O’Rourke: A technological revolution is underway in construction. Here’s how the Government can speed it up.
A new approach has allowed building work to take place offsite, leading to gains in productivity and creating long-term, well-paid jobs.
There are long-running problems with the Piccadilly Line. The antiquated signalling system desperately needs updating.
David Gauke: A localised piloting, regional approach to ending lockdown. It’s what should happen – and now it may.
Recognise that different conditions apply in different places. Advance where we can. Build up evidence when we need to. Less haste, more speed.
David Goodhart: The virus. It’s almost certain that ethnic minorities are at greater risk. But we can’t yet know the full explanation.
There are three main factors at work – genetics, plus cultural and social factors. And it’s not possible at present to disentangle the mix.
But after the waste, mismanagement, and broken promises of the Mayor, it is right that tough conditions are attached,
New York Times journalists, blinded by moral indignation, cannot understand how Trump got where he is today
But David Enrich’s new book does include a lot about how Deutsche Bank lent the President the money needed to look successful.
How prepared are we for strict social distancing for the forseeable future, compulsory masks, closed leisure facilities – and a semi-functioning economy?
Liam Fox: How to assess virus death rates properly. Those making make simplistic judgements are unlikely to enhance their reputations.
Figures from national reported statistics suggest that the UK is in the middle of the range – above Germany & America but below Belgium & Spain.
Richard Holden: Labour has socially distanced from voters in my seat – and others in the north and midlands. Starmer won’t change that.
The party is pinned down where it feels at home – in its new heartlands of central London, the middle of major cities and the University towns.
Liam Fox: League tables, death rates, bed numbers – and other mistaken media measurements. Let’s stick to the facts.
Often, these are not only hugely inaccurate, but paint a damagingly distorted picture which can influence public opinion and, through doing so, public policy.