Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
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David Gauke: Johnson’s Covid policy – and why it’s opening up a rift between him and his traditional Tory supporters
If he is to take the necessary steps to get a Brexit deal (and I hope he does), he is going to have to defy those instincts on a second issue, too.
Over a third of those who asked a question during a Hancock statement yesterday were to some degree resistant to such shutdowns.
When such Brexiteers as Michael Howard and Norman Lamont are tearing into you over international law, you have just a bit of problem.
Lewis becomes the first Conservative MP to lose the whip during this Parliament. But he may not be the last.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.
And the threat to the NHS seems distant enough to experiment with the relaxation of the two metre rule.
He would not conciliate the Liaison Committee by promising to meet it three times a year, let alone by holding an inquiry into Cummings.
If you thought staying in lockdown was hard, wait until you see what trying to get out of it is like. But here’s how Johnson could do it.
A successful test, track and quarantine policy would open the door to local paths out of this national shutdown.
Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
An ominous calm reigned and one half expected the Prime Minister to choose a hymn to match.