“Jeremy Hunt: Covid restrictions should stay until cases fall to 1,000 a day”

Feb 5, 2021 | In the news

What is it with these (Tory) backbenchers? They started the whole Brexit thing, and have this week been lining up to shout for lockdown to end, schools to reopen and only just stopped short of asking for the return of Eat Out to Help Out. OK, I’m very lucky, I know, a business that’s continued despite everything, no home-schooling nightmares, living in the countryside etc. But, sorry, Jezza is right, we can’t mess up all over again in the name of ‘freedom’. Not exactly a difficult-to-learn lesson of history, is it? Just the last 10 months…

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Ireland’s Budget Surplus

Ireland’s Budget Surplus

Remember George Osborne? His plan was to cut his way to a ‘budget surplus’, where the government has more money coming in than goes out, by 2015. He dropped that particular plan in 2016, so before Brexit could be blamed for our later and current woes.

“The working-from-home illusion fades”

“The working-from-home illusion fades”

Are workers working from home more or less productive than those catching the 7.02am to London Bridge every day? ‘Probably sitting at home in their bleedin’ jim-jams’, said someone recently of a less-than-helpful call centre employee, the assumption being that, were they surrounded by colleagues and with a manager cracking the whip, he or she would have sorted his energy bill more efficiently.