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JANET STREET-PORTER: Boris Johnson has no plan and no credibility

Anyone listening to the Prime Minister’s broadcast this week would think that coronavirus was spreading like wildfire in the UK because we – the previously amazingly resilient and compliant members of the public – have suddenly become naughty rule-breakers. In fact, the opposite is true. To imply (as the Prime Minister did) that somehow the … Read more JANET STREET-PORTER: Boris Johnson has no plan and no credibility

A preachy message to infuriate the Palace: ROBERT HARDMAN on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

A preachy message to infuriate the Palace: Should anyone still cling to the idea that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might be torn between the old world and the new, then just look at their video address about the US election, writes ROBERT HARDMAN By Robert Hardman for the Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 23 … Read more A preachy message to infuriate the Palace: ROBERT HARDMAN on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

STEPHEN GLOVER gives his verdict on the Prime Minister’s performance 

Our Prime Minister is in thrall to a group of blinkered scientists  What has happened to the Boris Johnson I used to know — a man of open mind who welcomed debate and resisted the groupthink of government drones? Our Prime Minister is in thrall to a group of blinkered scientists.  When his views are … Read more STEPHEN GLOVER gives his verdict on the Prime Minister’s performance 

Rishi Sunak: Cancelling November budget shows economic uncertainty, writes ALEX BRUMMER 

The Chancellor’s emergency decision to cancel the November budget and instead unveil a new winter plan today to preserve jobs and support enterprise is an indication of the grave economic uncertainty this country now faces. Uncertainty made far worse by the Government’s latest measures to contain the pandemic. Rishi Sunak’s surprise autumn package, which comes … Read more Rishi Sunak: Cancelling November budget shows economic uncertainty, writes ALEX BRUMMER 

SARAH VINE: Why can’t they see this crisis is about people, not numbers? 

Unlike many of the epidemiologists and statisticians the pandemic has forced into our lives, I make no claim to being a scientist. I don’t for one second pretend to know anything about the virus, and I can’t decipher a graph to save my life. One thing I am, however, is a keen observer of human … Read more SARAH VINE: Why can’t they see this crisis is about people, not numbers? 

Hospitality boss warns that revellers will spill out from ‘safe’ bars and restaurants

Richard Caring, owner of Ivy restaurant chain and Annabel’s The Government’s naive and ignorant decision to shut down pubs and restaurants after 10pm is going to create havoc in an industry which is already on its knees. Far from helping to control the coronavirus, it could drive infection rates upwards. And it will cost countless … Read more Hospitality boss warns that revellers will spill out from ‘safe’ bars and restaurants

Nothing says ‘UK open for business’ like commandos on the streets

 This was not Lockdown II: The Sequel. In some ways it was worse. The measures announced all felt so wretchedly authoritarian, like a call to arms for petty officialdom. So un-Boris. Yet here he was, sounding as bossy as a bed and breakfast-owning old biddy in Birkenstocks. No one took any cheer from Boris Johnson’s … Read more Nothing says ‘UK open for business’ like commandos on the streets

CRAIG BROWN: Six things you didn’t know about the Garrick 

CRAIG BROWN: Why this club abhors the cappuccino! Six things you didn’t know about the Garrick By Craig Brown for the Daily Mail Published: 01:55 BST, 22 September 2020 | Updated: 01:57 BST, 22 September 2020 1) The entrepreneur Emily Bendell, founder of the lingerie firm Bluebella, has launched a legal challenge to London‘s Garrick … Read more CRAIG BROWN: Six things you didn’t know about the Garrick 

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: After The Two Ronnies of Doom, here’s the speech Boris Johnson SHOULD give today

Boris Johnson is today expected to announce further restrictions on our freedom aimed at preventing an upsurge in coronavirus. Like Al Pacino, as Michael Corleone in Godfather III, just when we thought we were out, they pull us back in. The new rules could include forcing pubs to close either early or altogether, rescinding efforts … Read more RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: After The Two Ronnies of Doom, here’s the speech Boris Johnson SHOULD give today

BEN SPENCER analyses the dire warnings from Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty 

Boris Johnson will unveil a major crackdown on normal life today in a bid to halt a second wave of coronavirus. He will drop his ‘back to work’ drive, announce restrictions on socialising and impose a 10pm curfew on bars and restaurants from Thursday. Pubs and other venues will be allowed to serve seated customers … Read more BEN SPENCER analyses the dire warnings from Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty