Lord Sumption in the bear-pit

We interview the former Supreme Court Justice on life in the lockdown years How much longer would restrictions have lasted in the UK without the powerful contribution Jonathan Sumption made to the debate? Over the past two years, he has dissected and exposed the many shortcomings of Covid legislation and lockdowns fearlessly, bringing the same …

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Facing bankruptcy, no help even from the church, contemplating the end, only pets and new friends make life bearable under lockdowns…

Today’s testimony is our seventh and last in our current series of cataloguing the real experiences of everyday people during the lockdowns. We shall collect more and publish them again – if you would like to provide a testimony please send it to us at info@timeforrecovery.org. Full anonymity is assured. “I have been unable to …

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From missed cancer diagnoses to suicidal thoughts to eating disorders – the cost of lockdowns cannot be forgotten

We’re back from our Easter break and are bringing you the sixth in our series of seven articles cataloguing the many testimonies we received about experiences of the lockdowns. If you would like to provide a testimony please send it to us at info@timeforrecovery.org. Full anonymity is assured. “My Dad was basically told to put …

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An Easter tale unmasked

On this Easter Weekend we lighten the mood a little after our heart-wrenching ‘Testimonies’ with this light-hearted tale that came to your editor from a supporter… “I JUST FLEW from Vancouver to Sydney on Air Canada for Easter. It was an interesting experience to say the least. (Air Canada is rather like British Airways – …

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How a family of five struggled with lockdown pulling them apart

Last year we took the testimony of ordinary everyday people about their experiences of the lockdowns; to ensure their opinions could be placed in the public domain we are publishing them over the coming weeks. This is part 5 – about one family’s experience… “Please stop this, please commit to a way out, please reassure …

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Improving the Covid Inquiry Terms of Reference  – Recovery’s submission

RECOVERY has called since its launch in October 2020 for a balanced and comprehensive Inquiry as one of the ‘Five Reasonable Demands for Good Government During Covid-19’ which were the basis of our campaign. We therefore welcome this Inquiry but are anxious to ensure that it addresses the full range of issues in a balanced …

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Five testimonies of despair from the Lockdowns

Last year we took the testimony of ordinary everyday people about their experiences of the lockdowns; to ensure their opinions could be placed in the public domain we are publishing them over the coming weeks. This is part 2. “Furloughed in March, redundant by June… still jobless with a family to feed.” “FINANCIALLY it’s been …

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Six testimonies on the immense human damage of lockdowns

Last year we took the testimony of ordinary everyday people about their experiences of the NHS and healthcare services; to ensure their opinions could be placed in the public domain we are publishing them over the coming week. “My partner is a lockdown policy death.” “HE WAS a serving police officer for 40 years, retired, …

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