Are Face Masks Really a Threat to Your Individual Liberty?

New legislation is to be brought in which will make face masks mandatory in shops across England, but it won’t come in to force until Friday 24 July. After mounting pressure and mixed messaging Boris Johnson has finally succumbed to the inevitable, bringing England in line with Scotland and other major European nations like Spain,Continue reading “Are Face Masks Really a Threat to Your Individual Liberty?”

Regional Lockdown: A Damning Indictment of Poor Government Covid-19 Strategy

The question was never if, but when would we start seeing regional lockdowns being implemented in regions which were seeing an uptick in Covid-19 cases. Already at the start of June I wrote about the rising R value in a number of regions across England and how Matt Hancock had proposed regional lockdowns as aContinue reading “Regional Lockdown: A Damning Indictment of Poor Government Covid-19 Strategy”

The Sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey and The End of ‘Corbynism’?

Yesterday’s news that Rebecca Long-Bailey, the Shadow Education Secretary, had been sacked did come as quite a shock when I was sat in my garden enjoying the sun. The dismissal came after Long-Bailey retweeted an interview where actor and Labour supporter Maxine Peake was said to have propagated “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories”. The incident has successfullyContinue reading “The Sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey and The End of ‘Corbynism’?”

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Short Life of the Test, Track and Trace App

In a long list of bad weeks for the government, which stretch back to the beginning of the corona virus pandemic, surely this week is a contender for the most embarrassing. Only two days ago the government was forced to U-turn on providing free school meals for children during the summer holiday, and yesterday theContinue reading “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Short Life of the Test, Track and Trace App”

‘R’ We Going In The Right Direction?

Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak we’ve heard a lot being said about the ‘R number’. At the daily news briefings minister after minister, adviser after adviser has stressed the importance of keeping the R number below 1. If it’s above 1 it means cases will increase exponentially so keeping it at ‘manageable levels’Continue reading “‘R’ We Going In The Right Direction?”

Expectation, Reality and My Local MP

   Rob Roberts was elected as a Conservative MP for Delyn at the 2019 General Election, replacing the experienced senior minister David Hanson after 28 years representing my constituency, winning with a slender majority of 865. With this being his first stint in politics Rob is the stereotypical newbie: vocal on social media, active withContinue reading “Expectation, Reality and My Local MP”