It’s important to have advisers, but “advisers advise and Ministers decide” – because the latter are accountable to the rest of us.
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The final part of a mini-series of three articles on obesity policy for ConservativeHome this week.
There will be real anger about the prospect of a digital winter break – unless there’s a very serious surge in deaths.
Graham Brady: The Government must account properly for the full cost of lockdowns, restrictions – and Covid-19 itself
Publishing this information may lead to a more realistic understanding from the public of the real costs of the current strategy.
Drakeford’s ban on “non-essential items” sounded like a bad idea – and the results speak for themselves…
The Welsh government has found itself getting involved in an argument about sanitary towels, thanks to its bizarre policy.
Our campaign for Government assessments of lockdown effects on lives and livelihoods begins to pay off
If this morning’s reports are correct, Sunak should be congratulated for starting to take action.
Raghib Ali: The Government needs a Plan B for Covid-19, lives and livelihoods. Here’s how one would work.
It is based on the Swedish approach – but with much better protection of the vulnerable, especially in care homes.
Toby Williams: Lockdown has presented huge challenges for the children of alcoholics. Here’s how we can help.
It’s already hard enough to be in this situation, without the avenues for respite being taken away too. Conservatives must do more.
Robert Halfon: We should be pro-private enterprise, anti-mega corporates – which plunder the taxpayer again and again
Plus: Let’s cut VAT on energy bill as soon as we leave transition – deal or no deal. And: first Ardern, then Biden?
Matt Smith: An unenforceable travel ban. No NHS transmission data. 30,000 lost jobs. But where is the media scrutiny of Labour in Wales?
Welsh ministers get soft-soaped while UK Government ministers face the full rigors of the national media
The new testing plan that Johnson believes will help him control the virus – and win back the support of Conservative MPs
Downing Street itself has been driving the moonshot, working with scientists, laboratories, companies and deliverers: a new operational system, in short.
The London Borough of Bromley, which I am proud to represent, is a case in point – because cases remain relatively low.
Chris Green: We are following a failing Covid strategy and its costs are too high. That’s why I quit the Government.
There have been 20,000 fewer GP referrals to hospital in Bolton compared to last year. We need a full assessment from Ministers of the national situation.
As we are starting to see different restrictions apply in various parts of the country, we know from our experience to date that one size does not fit all.
Elliot Colburn: The nationwide roll out of this HIV prevention drug is a life-changing government policy
Gay and bisexual men arguably have most to gain but so do Black Africans, women and trans people.