Are we returning to normality at last?

THE DEMANDS, op-ed commentary and warnings that the UK Government should be ready to impose a lockdown this winter are unrelenting. Defending past decisions to introduce three lockdowns and persist with non-medical interventions or restrictions without any evidence base to support their enforcement is still commonplace. And yet the public can see what is happening …

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The rearguard justification of lockdowns confirms the threat of their return has not gone away

LAST WEEK, as the Conservative leadership election finally came to an end, there was a flurry of articles taking both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak to task about their criticisms of the use of lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic. What was notable was the challenges to Truss and Sunak’s public comments were by Conservative sympathisers …

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First it was Sunak, now it’s Shapps – who’s next?

IT DID NOT take long for another Cabinet Minister with responsibilities during the Covid Lockdowns to volunteer fresh revelations about the chaos in government at the time. First it was Rishi Sunak, now it is Grant Shapps – who has criticised the decision-making process that brought about the UK lockdowns, while Liz Truss has said …

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Sunak’s lockdown secrets are now being spilled – and it’s not pretty

WE HAVE all known that it was only a matter of time, eventually the truth would out and the chaos, cynicism, fear, self-preservation and hypocrisy around the decisions to introduce lockdowns would percolate up to the surface from the deep dark intestines of the Downing Street operation where they lurked. The interview of Rishi Sunak …

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Blair advocates returning to masks – how long before the establishment follows?

LOVE HIM OR LOATHE HIM, if Tony Blair is anything he is the perfect weathervane for what the establishment he now is a card-carrying member of is planning next. When Tony Blair speaks you can expect to hear what he has said being advocated by other politicians or influential commentators within the month.  Be it …

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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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