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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Suffer the children – thanks to the Lockdowns’ perverse priorities

AS THE Conservative Party tears itself apart, what’s left of the Government drifts and the media salivates – the real news on so many fronts is being left to fester or go by without the attention it deserves and requires.  You may not have seen or heard but in the last week there have been …

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Alarmist Jeremy Vine should learn to live with Covid like the rest of us

YOU MAY have read reports recently about how the number of those testing positive for Covid-19 and being admitted to hospital have both risen in the last two weeks. Needless to say, this has caused the predictable rush to social media lifeboats and demands that the Government should do more. Most notable was Jeremy Vine, …

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