By contrast, he says that he would call the police to report a neighbour who wasn’t self-isolating.
He repeatedly insists that “this isn’t the choice”, and says the Government shouldn’t be proposing to break international law.
“Either everybody follows the rules” (the rule of six and self-isolation if necessary) “or we will have to take more measures”.
“But I have to say that this is not going to be a silver bullet…we have a testing system that is barely serviceable.”
Despite the horrorshow commentary in the Tory press about the Government, the Conservatives cling to their poll lead – just.
Doug Stokes: The Conservatives must rally to the flag of the Enlightenment tradition as the culture wars rage
It is quite shocking that the Equality Act has been left totally unreformed, since it has morphed into the central juridical weapon of the left.
To make best use of public funds, we should capitalise on those sectors where we already have a world-leading position.
It is easy to forget that until he left Downing Street he was the second most electorally successful post-war Tory leader.
But his new book conveys very well what is wrong with social media, and how it might be put right.
Bars, restaurants and clubs are already affected by de facto curfews; the country has some of the earliest closing times in Europe.
The post-war system of international law is constantly evolving – it is inevitable, and justified, for government attitudes and approaches to evolve in turn.
British proposals for supply-chain certification offers a comprehensive solution based on partnership between producer and consumer nations.
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What could give the Government a sense of purpose – and chances to achieve? Making Gove Deputy Prime Minister.
Johnson needs a Simon Milton figure in government. The move would be controversial, to put it mildly. But who else is there?
Iain Dale: Cameron – blamed by Remainers, scorned by Leavers. But in many ways, he changed the country for good.
Plus: Publishing diaries – do you keep in all the salacious details, or take some out to avoid upsetting people? Sasha Swire takes route one.
Raghib Ali: Evidence suggests that this Covid second wave won’t be as severe as the first. Nonetheless, it’s a threat to the NHS.
The only way the service coped last spring was by shutting down many services which caused suffering and death for thousands.
Rather than impose new burdens, we should be offering free parking to help revive local businesses.
Sally-Ann Hart: This crisis has highlighted the urgent need for affordable, secure and comfortable homes
As Conservatives, we cannot, and should not, forget or ignore the necessity for a safety net; for good quality social housing that people enjoy living in.
These measures will make a negligible impact to the immigration figures or public finances, but a huge difference to survivors.
Henry Hill: It is past time the Government worked out a British interpretation of the Belfast Agreement
Both the Prime Minister and his predecessor have failed to challenge the green-tinted vision of the treaty offered up by Dublin and its outriders.
It would require a guarantee of teaching, backed up by inspections, and computers for children whose parents can’t afford them.
Stephen Booth: Why the row about the Northern Ireland Protocol suggests that the EU’s position isn’t quite as strong as it likes to think
How plausible is it that the UK would zealously enforce EU rules in a scenario in which trade agreement talks have broken down acrimoniously?
Coronavirus 1) The lockdown lock. Brady plans Parliamentary vote on new Covid restrictions…
“Senior Tories are planning to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposing limits on people’s freedoms without scrutiny by forcing Parliament to have the final say on new lockdown measures, The Telegraph can reveal. MPs vote next week on “the renewal of temporary provisions” of lockdown measures under the Coronavirus Act 2020 to reauthorise the Government’s use of the powers. Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee of backbench Conservative MPs, is planning to use this opportunity to amend this legislation to require ministers to put all new measures to a vote of MPs first. The move will effectively impose a “Parliamentary lock” on any future restrictions, amid widespread fury among senior MPs and peers that restrictions have been imposed on Britons without a vote.” – Daily Telegraph
- Conservatives and Labour level in polls – Mail on Sunday
- Prime Minister’s allies furious over briefing against him – Mail on Sunday
- Frost and Barnier clash over Channel Tunnel – Sunday Express
- “Charles Moore is Johnson’s favourite to be next BBC Chairman” – Mail on Sunday
- “Kill Whitey” joke puts BBC in last chance saloon – Sarah Vine, Mail on Sunday
- Johnson wants an end to hospital lone births – Mail on Sunday
- It’s crazy that six people can meet in a pub while mothers endure this lone births misery – Jeremy Hunt, Mail on Sunday
Coronavirus 2) …as Johnson plans £10,000 fines for those told to self-isolate who won’t
“Boris Johnson is set to unveil £10,000 fines for Brits suffering from coronavirus who defy orders to stay at home. The PM will brace families for fresh curbs, which could be in place for the next six months, in a sombre TV address to the nation. He is looking at cutting pub opening hours, a ban on households mixing and tough penalties for those who flout the rules. New laws will be rushed through to enforce self-isolation, with fines of up to £10,000 for anyone who defies orders to stay at home…The PM is spending the weekend deciding on restrictions to tackle the surge in cases. He is desperate to avoid a second national lockdown which would be a further hammer blow for pubs, restaurants and the economy.” – Sun on Sunday
- Ferguson says second lockdown needed sooner rather than later – Observer
- Prime Minister mulling a three-week shutdown of the hospitality industry, a short, sharp five-day ‘circuit-break’ or a traffic-light system which divides the country into three levels of risk zones – Sunday Telegraph
- Coronavirus cases reach four month high for second day in a row – Observer
- Johnson fears school closures and parents’ anger – Sunday Times
- White working-class kids being hit hardest by Covid – Mail on Sunday
- Tests chaos blamed on frenzied parents – Mail on Sunday
- Khan wants London lockdown from Monday – Sun on Sunday
- Landlords slash rents by up to 20 per cent as tenants quit city centres – Observer
- Will Whitty quit? – Mail on Sunday
- Speaker “angered by Hancock locking down his constituency before informing Parliament” – Sunday Telegraph
- 32 arrested in anti-lockdown protests – Sun on Sunday
- Are we better prepared for a second wave? – Sunday Times
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