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The playbook learned delivering Brexit is little use when the weight of public opinion is in favour of more restrictions, not fewer.
David Gauke: The Covid paradox for Johnson: the nearer to normality we get, the more difficulties he’ll have
The Government should begin to dash unrealistic expectations now, rather than be forced to do so later.
Robert Sutton: The protection of civil liberties must be placed at the heart of a reformed Public Health Act
The dubious legal basis for lockdown restrictions should be clarified by making its scope explicit.
The emergency measures enacted to battle Covid have exposed the groupthink of Whitehall’s expert establishment.
A tale of two cities. The Conservative Government has had smooth relations with Liverpool – less so with Manchester.
That part of England where the Tories are most hated has offered the greatest possible cooperation with Boris Johnson.
How our call for a cost-benefit analysis is contributing to Johnson’s Covid climbdown on lockdowns and tiers
We knew that even the prospect of one would widen and deepen debate on Coronavirus policy – which was essential.
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
We have always been champions of justice and we must double-down on fighting inequality through classical liberal principles.
Peter Oborne & Jan-Peter Westad: Conservative MPs with Muslim constituents are starting to speak up about Kashmir
This week marks a bleak anniversary for those from the former princely state. But there’s a new corrective to the Tory pro-India tilt.
Pressure rises on Ministers to publish assessments of the impact of lockdowns, restrictions – and Covid itself
We urged the Government last week to do so. Others are also on the case – and the Daily Mail this morning publishes its own findings.
Emma Revell: The triple-lock for state pensions is not a priority right now. Guaranteeing young people’s futures is.
They’re facing mass unemployment and freezes on their wages. The Government must do its utmost to change the situation.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.