The lockdown continues, or rather, it should be doing: the Coronavirus pandemic means the UK should be undergoing at least another fortnight with many businesses temporarily closed, along with schools, libraries and shops that do not sell food. But the amount of traffic out there on the roads is beginning to increase. Some fracturing of the lockdown has occurred. And the people who should be providing the guidance are absent elsewhere.first sign of serious dysfunction came when someone in Government tipped off the Guardian: “Downing Street ignored a firm warning from Matt Hancock’s Department of Health that ministers should not publicise the expected shipment of protective kit for NHS staff from Turkey in case it backfired, a senior departmental source has told the Guardian”. It duly backfired - the shipment was seriously delayed. And there was more.
The Tories need to quit scrapping and do some governing. That’s what they’re there for.