Johnson is being squeezed between dissenting local authorities, an increasingly divided Cabinet – and fundamental problems with test and trace.
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There is a strong case that better targeting will be more effective and less harmful.
As we leave the European Union, the UK has a chance to reform our visa rules and open up to the skilled professionals we need.
The Government’s tendency to take more responsibility, rather than devolving it to local networks, is at the root of many of the scheme’s problems.
We estimate that streamlining the quango state could mean nearly 34,000 people off the taxpayer payroll, and a saving of £3.25 billion a year.
Ryan Bourne: It’s time to admit that Eat Out to Help Out was a mistake – because it boosted the resurgence of the virus
It was “the most commonly reported activity in the two to seven days prior to symptom onset” for infected individuals in the contact tracing system.
Dean Russell: Why we must back this housing plan – for the sake of young people, first-time buyers, and people with lower incomes
I have been frustrated, but unsurprised, by the unfounded rhetoric by some opposition politicians to the Planning White Paper.
Forget the polls. Be honest about risk. Understand the English. Use scientists less. Deploy Sunak more. Drop the technical language and work with others.
Richard Holden: Access to cash. Here in County Durham, it matters to voters. Sunak should help to guarantee it.
For many in my community – particularly those on tight budgets, pensioners, and people trying to manage their way out of debt – cash is what they live by.
Bernard Jenkin: A herd immunity policy would mean hundreds of thousands dead. If that’s what’s meant by a Swedish option, forget it.
Those advocating such an option must be clear that this extraordinary human cost is something that they are willing to have others pay.
The Coronavirus coverup, assaults on democracy and the appalling genocide of the Uyghur Muslims mean that the world must distance itself from the CCP.
Raghib Ali: Covid-19. The pluses and minuses of the Government’s new plan – and why there should be no more lockdowns.
The Government’s cost-benefit analysis showed that the impacts of the lockdown were greater than those of the direct Covid-19 deaths.
If we follow Spain and France, and test and trace doesn’t improve, the mood on the Tory backbenches is likely to shift towards a Sweden-style solution.
Covid. Mass lockdowns v a Swedish option is a flawed choice. But if Ministers can’t make mass testing work, it’s the one we’ll have.
More tests, quick tracing, quarantine and mini-shutdowns if necessary (not the closure of whole cities and metropolitan areas) are the best-in-class solution.
Although it must be remembered that the UK is still carrying out more tests than many other countries.