An alien visitor, judging only from the texture of daily life, would assume that Britain in early 2021 was a far more repressive state than Russia or China.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
The Government’s messaging around this idea has been confusing to say the least.
It’s a terrible milestone and Ministers throughout the UK will be blamed. How could our governments and administrations do better next time?
The sense that he hates the whole business is helping to carry him through it – for all the mistakes that have been made.
The fourth of a series of pieces from Policy Exchange looking at specific issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
The country has been celebrated for its libertarian approach to Coronavirus. But its Prime Minister and even its King have since deemed this a “failure”.
Five reasons why Hancock’s announcement of tougher restrictions yesterday met less resistance than might have been expected.
It could be called the “Brexit” of the Coronavirus crisis, provoking polarised responses each way. But the reality is more nuanced.
Every MP wants to make sure restrictions in their area are as limited as possible. But we’re close to the end now. Let’s not fall near the finish line.
The Scottish leader has always tried to temper expectations about the country’s fight with Covid. This could pay off in an independence referendum.
Reports suggest the Government is planning to reduce spending from 0.7 per cent of gross national income to 0.5 per cent.
Publishing the figures will underline that Ministers are striving to be balanced. Never mind how it looks, though: better statistics will lead to better decisions.
It is based on the Swedish approach – but with much better protection of the vulnerable, especially in care homes.
Downing Street itself has been driving the moonshot, working with scientists, laboratories, companies and deliverers: a new operational system, in short.