“Rishi Sunak’s dangerous complacency” – “Though the chancellor wanted to look to the post-Covid economy, the U.K. is still bearing the scars of the past two years of state-enforced shutdown,” writes Fraser Myers in Spiked.
“The Tories will never change” – “Nor is the Government providing anywhere near enough funding to help poorer pupils who missed so much school catch-up,” says Tim Bale in UnHerd.
“Now it really is Dictator Dan” – “You can’t expect Dictator Dan to fight a pandemic with one iron fist tied behind his totalitarian back,” writes James Macpherson in the Spectator Australia.
“The treason of the healers” – “In the middle years of the 20th century, social privilege, deference and power was bequeathed to the science-based healers,” writes Thomas Harrington for the Brownstone Institute.
“We made you afraid, now we’ll cure you” – “From January, in a region yet to be defined, a pilot scheme backed by the Health Secretary will see users with ‘wrist-worn’ devices on which points for healthy behaviours can be accrued,” writes Tom Penn in TCW.
“The frightened class” – Why are the most fortunate people who’ve ever walked the earth so terrified and why do they want everyone else to be scared too? Thomas Harrington puzzles over the ruling class’s reaction to the pandemic for the Brownstone Institute.
“The climate and the media” – “The lengthy documents they are supposed to summarise are frequently more measured and sober than the exaggerated and decontextualized versions of them portrayed in the media,” writes Jamie Walden about climate change research in Bournbrook Magazine.