And if the Chief Medical Officer says that the situation is rapidly becoming much worse, and that urgent action is needed, who am I to argue?
Whitehall must understand that if an algorithm offers up cherished green spaces to hungry developers, there will be a local backlash.
The second in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and helping those in deep poverty.
Duncan Smith names “five giants”: family breakdown, worklessness, serious personal debt, addiction and educational underachievement.
Our latest survey finds that nine in ten Party members support such a move – a total that this latest news is unlikely to have reduced.
We need a long-term poverty strategy and a Social Justice Cabinet Committee. And here’s a Christmas holiday plan for childrens’ food.
We are allowing others to create a narrative for us, and in the absence of an agreed poverty measure and subsequent strategy, we always will.
Plus: Free school meals, Pointless Celebrities, Bower’s book And: “Did the honourable lady just call me scum?” Your chance to drink to that.
Plus: Let’s cut VAT on energy bill as soon as we leave transition – deal or no deal. And: first Ardern, then Biden?
There is no reason why it cannot be as intrinsically patriotic, rigorous and questioning as other historical disciplines.
The Government’s own calculations of welfare payments do not cost in the provision of a healthy diet.
It is about time we had an honest conversation about segmenting the population, with more targeted protection for the elderly and vulnerable.
Many still assume that going to college and leaving home are bound up together. But it ain’t necessarily so.
The Government’s cost-benefit analysis showed that the impacts of the lockdown were greater than those of the direct Covid-19 deaths.
Johnson needs a Simon Milton figure in government. The move would be controversial, to put it mildly. But who else is there?