Why have the English sacrificed liberty for lockdown?

23 Apr

Happy St George’s Day. England is passing its saint’s day in lockdown, by and large contentedly. This is curious, for all sorts of reasons. It is said by many observers and participants in the Government’s lockdown policy that the most remarkable thing about a remarkable policy is how successful it has been. Arguably too successful. […]

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Liam Fox: League tables, death rates, bed numbers – and other mistaken media measurements. Let’s stick to the facts.

20 Apr

Often, these are not only hugely inaccurate, but paint a damagingly distorted picture which can influence public opinion and, through doing so, public policy.

Fatal Distraction: Coronavirus and Low Pay in Trumps America…

10 Apr

Like most other countries, experts in the USA are recommending that people avoid large crowds, stockpile shelf-stable foods in case they end up quarantined, and stay home from work and contact a doctor if they are ill. Sounds sensible. But there is a big problem A lot of low-income people can’t afford to follow it. Many low-income families, who are more likely to live in smaller quarters and share bathrooms and kitchens with multiple people, simply can’t self-quarantine as effectively … Read more

Theresa Villiers: Some close to the Government are willing to see the complete liberalisation of trade in agriculture. They’re wrong – and here’s why.

1 Apr

We should make any such reductions in tariffs conditional on meeting standards of food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection which are as good as our own.

Theresa Villiers: Some close to the Government are willing to see the complete liberalisation of trade in agriculture. They’re wrong – and here’s why.

1 Apr

We should make any such reductions in tariffs conditional on meeting standards of food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection which are as good as our own.

It’s time liberals embraced economic nationalism

6 Mar

The coronavirus pandemic is the perfect metaphor for the perils of hyper-connection. We no longer need the help of rats or fleas to spread disease — we can do it ourselves thanks to mass international travel and supply chains. And we are no longer self-sufficient when things go wrong — as the UK doesn’t have […]

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