As the nation starts to look ahead to the future cautiously, it is time to take stock and reflect on what just happened and to ensure it doesn't happen again, or if it does, to minimise the impact on our freedoms, economy, and health from having to lockdown in future. If we are really honest, we've just had our Dunkirk, and our battle of Britain, and the D-day represented by the beginning of our massive vaccination programme, which has gotten off to a great start. But many lives have been lost, the population is weary, our front line staff and key workers exhausted, and we still have many mountains to climb before any kind of victory can be declared not least in terms of the economic fallout and the huge debts that we have incurred to fight the virus with furlough, PPE, and emergency spending. What we need to realise is that the world has changed, and whilst we would all like to have things ...Read more →
conservativehome: Ministers need to prepare now for the next sudden crisis – and trust people more as they do so
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