The funding pressures are genuine. But expecting to be “fully” compensated by central Government is unrealistic.
Posts Tagged: Robert Jenrick MP
And England’s NHS National Medical Director says that PPE needs to get to the frontline following “the guidance that was approved two weeks ago”.
It should not expect to resurrect ‘business as usual’. The key priority is scrutiny of Government action and managing the crisis.
Daniel Hannan: The abuse, outrage and viciousness is hurled overwhelmingly at those of us who back ending the lockdown
A common threat, especially in the form of a pathogen, flicks switches in our brains, making us less tolerant of dissent.
WATCH: “We will not stop until we have got you the equipment you need.” Jenrick hosts today’s Government press conference.
“170 million masks, 4.8 million gloves, 13.7 million aprons, 182,000 gowns, almost 10 million items of cleaning equipment and 2.3 million pairs of eye protectors.”
“But this isn’t a game; this is very serious. People need to follow that advice.”
“We’re manufacturing and importing very large quantities now. In recent days we’ve taken receipt of almost three million face marks.”
Ryan Bourne: The upside-world of virus economics. And why we free marketeers must adapt our usual ways of thinking.
The theoretical aim of policy then should be bridging over what is hopefully a short pause in activity – eliminating near-term distress for households and businesses.
Making full use of the volunteers will mean lifting some of the red tape around vetting and so forth. It is a matter of balancing the risks involved in a practical way.
The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
Many are vulnerable people in need of specialist help. Far better use could be made of the existing Public Health budget.
He adds that he wouldn’t offer the former speaker a peerage, as he responds to comments made by Dawn Butler.
Iain Dale: My reshuffle predictions. The Prime Minister believes he has delivered for his supporters – and now owes them nothing.
Plus: A sofa, two dogs, no cup of tea – and my Brexit evening. And: the pre-eminence of Policy Exchange.
Local design codes could be simplified, but based on local tastes and preferences through consultation.
The month-on-month stability in our rankings highlights against just how much an overall majority has calmed British politics.