Nothing is certain in this crisis; not even the possibility of another large outbreak, as Switzerland and Denmark suggest.
Posts Tagged: Switzerland
Ryan Bourne: A view so radical that some simply won’t see it. The driver of our problems isn’t lockdown. It’s the virus.
Impacts on the margin shouldn’t be used to mask the big picture: private activity mimicked shutdowns before they happened.
The government’s initial response was in fact admirably Burkean. The full force of law was used sparingly. And you know what? It did the trick.
Can the UK really follow South Korea? Five big issues as the Isle of Wight experiences contact tracing.
Technologically and culturally, the Asian country is a very different place – and it launched its programme before the virus could take root.
I have serious concerns about the sector surviving this crisis. We cannot allow the worst to happen and our zoos and aquariums put at risk.
Some regions have already started to ease off lockdown measures. Here are their plans so far:
Interview: Lamont describes how the belief that Britain should leave the EU entered the Tory mainstream
Her told a meeting in 1994 that “it has recently been said that the option of leaving the Community [is] ‘unthinkable’. I believe this attitude is rather simplistic.”
Neil O’Brien: R & D. We invest disproportionately in the first at the expense of the second. Here’s how to improve.
This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.
While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
It would increase our power to control freedom of movement, plus our laws and finances – and deliver on the referendum result.
It is utterly confusing to provide 12,000 course options at Level 3 or below. The system must be reformed.
In English, Barnier said: “I’ll have done my job if, in the end, the deal is so tough on the British that they’d prefer to stay in the EU”.
Kieron O’Hara: No more referendums, please – they don’t work. A second would be no better than the first.
Indeed, it would be best to pause Brexit altogether until the parties have worked out what they want – and put it to voters in a general election.
Does authority reside with Parliament or the People? And are MPs representatives or delegates? Both must be answered.
Greg Hands: Remaining in a customs union beyond 2020 would be unacceptable to many Conservative MPs – and here’s why
Some will ask “Trump versus China: where does the UK stand?” The answer will be: “Ask Brussels – as the UK isn’t allowed to have a trade policy of its own”.