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Coronavirus: another day for lying

One wonders why the “forensic mind” of Keir Starmer couldn’t come up with something better for what was a rather lacklustre PMQs.”In the United Kingdom, despite two million tests having been carried out, there has been no effective tracing in...

Coronavirus: the blame game

While the government slips out its negotiation position with the EU, the coronavirus crisis continues. The Brexit crisis can wait – it will have its day, if there’s anything left.Meanwhile, our current crisis seems to be moving into a new phase. As the pressure...

Coronavirus: the honeymoon is over

Both the Telegraph and Guardian sketch-writers are today remarking on the weariness of Matt Hancock, the mendacious health secretary.In more normal times, his plight might evoke some sympathy. Holding down the top job in the department of health is hard enough, but...

Coronavirus: the uselessness of Marr reprised

When Michael Gove was challenged on yesterday’s Marr Show about the government’s stance on care homes, few would have expected the minister to roll over and tell the truth. They were not disappointed.What is interesting in a macabre sort of way, therefore,...

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