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We need to talk about antivaxxer GOPers

We need to talk about antivaxxer GOPers

If there’s one group of people that need gelding for their own safety as much as our own are those people who hate lockdown but refuse to get vaccinated or don’t get vaccinated promptly. For some reason they don’t realise vaccine hesitancy is likely to keep us in lockdown for longer. Fortunately for us in The United Kingdom the level of vaccine hesitancy is pretty much restricted to that small number of people who think Laurence Fox is an awesome…

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Vaccine passports – the first major political divide in the fight against COVID?

Vaccine passports – the first major political divide in the fight against COVID?

Both Starmer and Davey go on the offensive After more than a year when there has been broad political support for the anti-COVID strategy it looks as though the idea of vaccine passports could become the first party political issue with both the LAB and LD leaders opposing. The most firm opposition is coming from Ed Davey, the LD leader, who in the Telegraph has an article under the heading “Vaccine passports are unworkable and illiberal”. In it he argues…

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YouGov finds that just 16% are opposed to an inquiry into the COVID pandemic

YouGov finds that just 16% are opposed to an inquiry into the COVID pandemic

The above YouGov polling looks at what could be a big political issue in the coming weeks as the lockdown restrictions are eased and Britain prepares to return to “normal life”. The first phase came in on Monday and already there is a buzz about that day in mid My when pubs and restaurants open again. But it is going to be hard for ministers and particularity the PM to avoid some sort of examination of what happened and what…

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The Covid race: vaccination vs lockdown easing. It’s not over yet

The Covid race: vaccination vs lockdown easing. It’s not over yet

Easing restrictions remains a gamble for all the UK governments You might think that things are finally going well in the UK in the fight against Covid-19. And, after a pretty awful 2020, so they are. Close to 25m vaccine doses have already been administered – more, proportionally than almost any other country on Earth; weekly case numbers are down by more than 90% from the peak, the weekly death toll is down by more than 85%, hospital admissions by…

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As schools in England re-open CON members give EdSec Williamson a MINUS 44% rating

As schools in England re-open CON members give EdSec Williamson a MINUS 44% rating

A former Lib Dem anti-monarchy campaigner tops the list I always like this monthly table from ConsrrvativeHome which seeks to show what party members think of the Cabinet. This is one area where the EdSec Gavin Williamson has really struggled and as can be seen he is down to a net minus rating of 43.6% in the latest survey. These are terrible figures and must cast doubt his political future. In the betting Williamson is favourite to be the next…

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