Experts say it’s not illegal to embrace relatives at Christmas but doesn’t mean you should

‘Don’t hug granny if you want her to survive to be hugged again’: Downing Street experts are unanimous that just because it’s not illegal to embrace relatives at Christmas doesn’t mean you should Prof Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance said they want people to see their families But they added they would not encourage people … Read more Experts say it’s not illegal to embrace relatives at Christmas but doesn’t mean you should

Fury as the government uses Twitter as a propaganda tool to attack the Mail’s covid analysis 

Anger flared last night after the Department of Health and Social Care’s Twitter account was used in an effort to rubbish a report challenging official scaremongering by analysing key facts about the coronavirus pandemic. Under the headline ‘Covid: What They Don’t Tell You’, a two-page article in yesterday’s Daily Mail raised multiple questions about the … Read more Fury as the government uses Twitter as a propaganda tool to attack the Mail’s covid analysis 

DAVID MELLOR: They’re sending us to hell in a handcart

Surely now is the time for Boris Johnson to offer the courage of his hero Winston Churchill.  We need it more than ever. Yet last week he became the reincarnation of LedruRollin, the French revolutionary, who, as the mob rampaged through Paris in 1848, declared: ‘I must follow them, for I am their leader!’  What … Read more DAVID MELLOR: They’re sending us to hell in a handcart

Coronavirus UK: Death rate graphs justifying lockdown were WRONG

An official prediction that coronavirus deaths would soon pass those registered in the first wave has been quietly corrected by the government, it emerged last night, because they were too high.  The projections led to the country being hit with a second national lockdown and were shown at a Downing Street press conference last Saturday.  … Read more Coronavirus UK: Death rate graphs justifying lockdown were WRONG

NHS boss takes a swipe at Vallance and Whitty’s ‘complicated graphs’ and shows a SINGLE chart

‘Unbelievable slide sass!’ Matt Hancock retweets message saying NHS boss was taking a dig at Vallance and Whitty’s ‘complicated graphs’ at No10 briefings Sir Simon was introducing a graph on rising Covid-19 hospital inpatients NHS CEO said: ‘Sometimes the charts can be a bit hard to keep up with’ Remark prompted a smirk from his … Read more NHS boss takes a swipe at Vallance and Whitty’s ‘complicated graphs’ and shows a SINGLE chart

ROSS CLARK: The 4,000 deaths ‘fact’ that made gloomy experts squabble like schoolboys

Faced with a barrage of questions about the dubious graphs they wheeled out during Saturday night’s Halloween Horror press conference, Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty spent much of yesterday’s Commons select committee hearing shifting in their seats. But there was one question in particular that got Sir Gloom and Professor Doom extremely hot … Read more ROSS CLARK: The 4,000 deaths ‘fact’ that made gloomy experts squabble like schoolboys

STEPHEN GLOVER: Why I now have an inkling of what it must be like to live in a dictatorship

The chaotic and haphazard way in which a new lockdown was announced on Saturday evening symbolised Boris Johnson‘s disorganised approach to the pandemic over the past eight months. Nearly three hours late, the Prime Minister stood uneasily at his lectern, flanked by the two familiar ‘gloomsters’ — Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty.  They … Read more STEPHEN GLOVER: Why I now have an inkling of what it must be like to live in a dictatorship

Boris Johnson is blasted from all sides over winter lockdown

Boris Johnson has been slammed as ‘incompetent’ for his disastrous handling of the pandemic as he last night bowed to pressure to put England back into a full lockdown. In a heavily delayed press conference, the Prime Minister yesterday said he had taken the ‘incredibly difficult’ decision to reimpose restrictions almost as draconian as those seen … Read more Boris Johnson is blasted from all sides over winter lockdown

Coronavirus UK: Daily infections hit 24,701 although cases DROP

Britain’s daily number of Covid-19 cases dropped today for the first time in a month as health officials announced 24,701 more infections amid hopes the second wave could finally be tailing off. Department of Health statistics show 26,688 positive coronavirus tests were added to the Government’s count last Wednesday. It means today is the first … Read more Coronavirus UK: Daily infections hit 24,701 although cases DROP

SAGE experts warn second wave will be deadlier than the first

Boris Johnson has been warned by his scientific advisers that the UK is facing a second wave of coronavirus even deadlier than the first as they urge the Prime Minister to impose tougher lockdown rules.  The Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has presented the PM with projections which suggest the peak of the … Read more SAGE experts warn second wave will be deadlier than the first