“I understand that people are yearning to know how long this will all last and the answer is entirely dependent on how much people follow the rules.”
“We absolutely cannot relax our discipline now. If we do, people will die,” he warns – as a forecasted warm weekend looms into view.
“Building a brand new industry – it’s not easy. And there will be bumps in the road. I return from illness more than ever determined to fight this disease.”
Johnson’s task is to hire the right people and back them as long as they are getting things done, no matter who they offend in the process.
It is worth noting that face-to-face contact won’t always be necessary: those in higher-risk groups will be able to offer support by telephone.
This is the scheme announced yesterday evening by Matt Hancock to recruit 250,00 volunteers to help counter the Coronavirus.
He calls for 250,000 NHS Volunteer Responders and says that 35,000 former NHS staff are returning to the front line.
Needed during the coming weeks: a Government information campaign for older people, their families, employers and businesses.
People over 70 will be urged to stay at home for up to four months, he says. “That is the plan” but “not yet”.
“We will take a digital-first approach to accessing primary care and outpatient appointments wherever clinically and practically possible.”
The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
“People self-isolating will get Statutory Sick Pay from the first day off work. This will be included in emergency coronavirus legislation.”
“I hope that people will also bear with us…What I would say is that more people are calling 111 than before. That’s to be expected.”
He adds that the coronavirus is an example of politicians, civil servants and doctors pulling together.
Chris Pincher, the new appointee, must stay in the post for the rest of this Parliament. It’s the only way that a strategy can be implemented properly.
MPs should be allowed to decide if former Ministers are capable of offering independent scrutiny to their successors.
The month-on-month stability in our rankings highlights against just how much an overall majority has calmed British politics.
The Prime Minister heads a Cabinet whose stock has risen markedly in the wake of this month’s decisive election victory.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government.
Whilst individual ministers rise and fall, overall the Government goes to the polls with a lot of goodwill from grassroots Conservatives.
Not a good month for the Foreign Secretary, who slips from third place to eighth. But this is probably just due to the rising popularity of others.
The Health Secretary answered questions about the NHS with equal confidence.
Brexiteers retain their stranglehold on the top of the chart, but there is a general downward drift. Is it a foretaste of what might happen if we fail to leave the EU next month?
Ministers proclaim that social reform is patriotic.
The Health Secretary adds that the funding is already found for six of them has already been found. 34 more are pledged in the next decade.
The data for this was collected before the Government’s string of Commons defeats – next month’s may look rather different.
Control, cost and consistency all make a huge difference for patients, staff and their families.