The ill-thought out relaxation of lockdown, the Dominic Cummings debacle, and poorly considered last-minute announcements have contributed to an increase in the ‘R’ rate in my neck of the woods and in the South West.
The Government’s response to the coronavirus crisis will, quite rightly, be judged by the historians and will focus on the human cost of the pandemic.
As someone who has just come out of hospital, I know how hard our NHS staff work.
We need to sort out a long-term plan to enable councils to protect children from harm while supporting early help to prevent problems escalating in the first place.
“The ad-hoc, short-termist way national government announces funding for local services makes it impossible to plan ahead”
There is no doubt this was a tough General Election campaign – no-one likes knocking on doors on cold and dark nights.
With less than two weeks left before we go to the polls (unless you have already voted by post), we must shout from the roof-tops that we need to fund local government and local services properly.
A 93-year-old pensioner got dragged out in the pouring rain to deliver a speech she didn’t write, with policies that won’t be delivered, from a government without the numbers to govern, pushing an agenda that is ill-thought out and badly conceived.
Brexit, no deal, delays on exiting, extensions, and General Elections will be old news by the time this is printed.
We will wait to see if the one-off £1.8 billion funding pledge for NHS hospital equipment and upgrades is worth the paper it’s written on.