Our rich cultural heritage is essential to the beating heart of this country, and must not be forgotten through Coronavirus.
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“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
Caroline Nokes: Spare a thought for women. Male ministers have forgotten we exist in their lockdown easing plans.
While barbers, beers and football are deemed priorities for reopening, female-dominated businesses, like nail salons, have been left in limbo.
David Davis: Scrapping the two metre rule won’t rescue sport, theatre, concerts – and large-scale live entertainment. Here’s a plan that will.
Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, explicitly links attendance at his events – most of Britain’s music festivals – with compulsory testing.
As with Brexit, the fundamentals of the Tory position are much stronger than they may seem to be.
Sunder Katwala: Race and age. To older Britons, the pace of progress seems swift. To younger ones, frustratingly slow.
The framing of “facts versus feelings” won’t work for the liberal right on race any better than it has for the liberal left on immigration.
We stand ready to act as a pilot area that would provide valuable insights for UK venues preparing for life after lockdown.
James Frayne: Nine thousand jobs lost at Rolls Royce. The damage that the virus is wreaking on provincial Britain is terrible – and will last
It’s not only a matter of highly-skilled jobs for working class people. Firms like these gives cities like Derby a sense of immense civic pride.
The Saudi financing of Newcastle United is a national disgrace. It’s time we took it seriously.
Some areas, people and businesses must be allowed to get back to normal quicker than others – however unjust that may seem.
Andy Street: Our West Midlands recovery plan – and why no one-size-fits-all Whitehall scheme would work
Here, the recovery of our automotive and construction sectors is crucial – firms in the region directly employ around 46,500 people.
George Freeman: Hancock’s critics will look for failures in his 100,000 test goal. But his ambition will drive Britain forward.
Used properly, stretch targets have the effect of galvanising the level of culture change, ambition, pace and delivery which is needed.
How prepared are we for strict social distancing for the forseeable future, compulsory masks, closed leisure facilities – and a semi-functioning economy?
Parvez Akhtar: The Conservatives will need to campaign hard to retain the Mayoralty of the West Midlands
The region is still strong Labour territory. We must ensure that Andy Street is at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.