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.
Posts Tagged: Media
The Health Secretary’s defence of his department’s pro-lockdown stance has made him a target for those who want it eased.
Johnson, the Sunday Times and the virus. The Remainer losers have learnt nothing from the EU referendum and last year’s election.
It may be significant that the one person who doesn’t seem to be making their mistake is Keir Starmer.
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.
We don’t expect the shutdown to last in full until summer. But if it did, Britain might well be moving towards Universal Credit as a basic income.
Trust in the government has gone up, according to Kekst CNC – and the results point the same way across the four countries polled.
Iain Dale: Some political journalists seem set on making a drama out of this crisis without a second thought for the national interest
Plus: An outpouring of affection for Johnson. We reach Defcon Raab. The EU messes up (again). And: could Sleepy Joe wake up as President?
Very few businesses could survive a lockdown of the type we’re currently in for six months. A sustained one will have to be more focused.
Daniel Hannan: Alarmism, doom-mongering, panic – and the coronavirus. We are nowhere near a 1919-style catastrophe.
Nothing I have written should be taken as a suggestion that we drop our guard or stop taking precautions. But, assuming we do that, there is no reason to panic. Cheer up.
James Frayne: The BBC’s growing problem isn’t public hostility. It’s apathy. Fewer people see the point of it.
The trust factor is simply less relevant, because fewer people are accessing the Corporation’s output in the first place.
David Gauke: Javid, Smith, Cox. Three fine Ministers fired – so that Number Ten could take back even more control.
But is a system of government whereby all power is concentrated in Downing Street likely to result in that power being well used?
If the Daily Telegraph catches a whiff of threatened tax rises, it will offer pretty robust coverage.
The Prime Minister’s Brexit night message should have been broadcast on BBC and ITN.
Damian Green: Enough of this BBC-bashing. A weaker corporation would mean a weaker culture. And no Tory should want that.
If we are going to make a reality of Global Britain, we need to capitalise on the things about our country that the world likes and admires.
He should be scrutinised as fiercely as he himself scrutinised Delors as a journalist 30 years ago.