We have been blown away by the hundreds of people who have come forward to help. Out of bad comes good.
US president says he has asked ‘leading companies’ to contact London.
UK prime minister remains under observation at a London hospital but is ‘in good spirits,’ spokesman said.
British PM urges people to stick to the social distancing rules as the weather becomes milder.
It’s like that Wizard of Oz moment, when the curtain gets pulled back, and we are confronted with the reality, that systems of social administration and political governance appear to be in want: and political leadership has failed in its primary role, to protect the health of the people. Such is the Potemkin-like nature of many globalised societies now, it’s taken a pandemic to see through this façade, of mediocre management and amateur political leadership driving the global polity. And … Read more
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I have always prided myself on being business friendly, and have always gone out of my way to support, promote, and grow our tourism sector. But these are not normal times.
Ways of enforcing social distancing differ from country to country.
In Solihull, we are blessed with strong communities across the borough, from our more urban north to our rural south.
Raab and PAtel advocate the positions of their departments, which are based on different concerns and priorities. It is for the Prime Minister to decide.
British PM promised to end austerity but could never have imagined how much he’d increase public spending.
Social distancing in a crowded urban park is ceaseless effort; on a rural stroll, effortless. Yet Derbyshire Police insist that we confine ourselves to the former.
“I’ll be continuing to do everything I can to get our carers the support that they need, and I’ll be doing that from here but with no less gusto.”
Britain looking to buy an extra 8,000 ventilators to treat coronavirus patients.
The reduced service Transport for London is providing is just not sufficient for essential workers to travel across the city safely.
If America’s governors, county commissioners, and mayors are pursuing their own more aggressive measures, his calls will fall on deaf ears.
Local people have come together to create Loughborough Community Volunteers. Other similar groups are now appearing elsewhere in the borough.
Johnson’s fortunes, like those of his hero, are now at the mercy of an epidemic.
A supply-chain shock poses similar problems when it comes to feeding the nation, but it says something very different about the British people.
“I don’t think it is necessary or appropriate for the Government to dictate” to supermarkets, the Environment adds Secretary says. “We need people to calm down.”
The number of people who have already pledged their support is amazing, but entirely typical of our community spirit and commitment to helping each other.
“I say to businesses, I say to employers: stand by your employees, because we will stand by you.”
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Many experts say the government is sticking its head in the sand.
An upsurge in offers from volunteers will help us get through the crisis.
“It’s now clear that the peak of the epidemic is coming faster in some parts of the country than in others. It looks as though London is now a few weeks ahead.”
The White House and US Government must get a tighter grip and treat it as a public health crisis, not a campaign platform.
Rishi Sunak warned of temporary disruption to the economy.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak can delay some spending, but he must lay the groundwork for long-term plans.
Outside EU drug approval and procurement schemes, the UK could pay more for a vaccine and receive it later.