Almost a year into the pandemic, the UK is trapped in a cycle of lockdown and relaxation, without an exit strategyHere’s the chilling, remarkable thin
Almost a year into the pandemic, the UK is trapped in a cycle of lockdown and relaxation, without an exit strategy
Here’s the chilling, remarkable thing that should be inscribed on everyone’s minds: there is no plan. This week, I asked the government’s Cabinet Office three simple questions. What are the objectives of the current lockdown? What are the criteria for deciding when it should be lifted? What are the criteria for imposing other restrictions following this lockdown? It had no answers.
All it could offer was a paragraph of waffle from the prime minister’s latest press conference, in which he appeared to suggest that he might relax some measures when the most vulnerable groups have been vaccinated.