Month: August 2022

Small victories, but the fight against ‘pandemic restrictions’ is not over

THE OVERLONG ballot of Conservative Party members for its leadership and eventual confirmation of the new Prime Minister has been quite revealing. With both candidates claiming they would not reintroduce lockdowns in the face of a future pandemic it is fair to say that they are signing-up to a perceived consensus that the bans on …

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Resistance to lockdowns on show at Eastbourne hustings

Last Friday evening Conservative leadership candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss participated at a hustings in Eastbourne.  Our East Sussex correspondent Nigel Jacklin went along as an observer to hear what the candidates had to say and whether they would provide answers to any of our six questions. A Beautiful Day IT WAS A beautifully sunny day …

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Six questions for Conservative leadership candidates

RECOVERY is keen to see the two contenders for the leadership of the Conservative Party, and hence the position of Prime Minister, give clear explanations on where they stand on the issues of lockdowns and restrictions as a policy for pandemic response. We have therefore drafted these questions as guidance to help any Conservative Party …

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Pledges against lockdowns are good – but can we take them to the bank?

THE VOTING PAPERS for the Conservative Party leadership election are now arriving and members are having to choose between former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and current Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. In recent weeks both have taken positions on their attitude towards lockdowns and Covid-related restrictions – is this significant and have we reason to be pleased or …

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What do people opposed to lockdowns actually think?

IT IS HARD to overstate the polarising effect on society of the March 2020 lockdown and other Government policies implemented under emergency powers to ostensibly contain the spread of COVID. The Government succeeded in achieving compliance with its policies by making an overwhelming majority terrified of the virus while a small minority were terrified of …

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