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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Why the last of the isolators are the latest casualties of Covid fear messaging

IT’S NOW EXACTLY five months since all legal restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic were lifted in the UK. If that’s come as a surprise to you, I’m … well, not surprised, really.  Even though the country has been seeing daily infection rates not far off those reported at the height of the pandemic, life …

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The Covid Inquiry already looks loaded towards favouring our failed lockdowns and restrictions

BARONESS HALLETT opened the official Covid Inquiry this week as its Chair amidst criticism from all those who had hoped for a rigorous early investigation into the damage done by restrictions to our economy and society. She has chosen to structure the Inquiry as a series of modules and shockingly, the first three that she …

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Shopping centre picks hottest day of the year to reimpose ‘mandatory’ face coverings 

VISITORS TO One New Change shopping centre near St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London were transported back in time yesterday as bright red digital advertising screens sternly declared “FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN IN THIS SHOPPING CENTRE” reviving scenes many of us thought we’d left behind. Presumably someone at Landsec, the owner and operator of …

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How lockdowns harmed our children – and helped some harm themselves

Book review: The Children’s Inquiry: How the state and society failed the young during the Covid-19 pandemic by Liz Cole and Molly Kingsley, Pinter & Martin, paperback, 272 pp, 6 July 2022 READ THIS BOOK and weep. Weep for the millions of children we’ve failed to cherish, protect and nurture for the past two-and-a-half years. Weep because this has …

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