Boris is too cautious. I should not need permission from the Government to see my grandchildren indoors once I have been vaccinated. If vaccination works then, once all trhe vulnerable have been vaccinated, all restrictions should be removed. If a minority refuse to accept vaccination, tough for them. They should not dictate my loss of freeedom.
The other issue is Test & Trace, costing £22 billion a year, half the cost of our Defence Budget. Why on earth are we spending this money when so few are at risk? It involves the self-isolation of individuals and their entire household on the basis of an undisclosed contact, often on the basis of a false positive test. Will this system continue to disregard the vaccine status of contacts, which makes a mockery of efforts to return to normality, forcing children and their families to isolate for no rational reason?
If the Green loonies (in all parties unfortunately) have their way, we would not only stop mining this coal but stop making the steel as well. Then we could import it from China or India and save all the CO2 being pumped into our atmosphere. Er... wait a bit, there's something wrong with that argument!
I lived in Bristol for nine years and have no recollection of any demand to rewrite history. We knew that Colston, and indeed most of Bristol, had been enriched by the slave trade, just as we knew that the University had been built with money from Wills Tobacco. It was what had happened. Get used to history - it was a different world then, as our world will be to the future.
How many other countries, thanks to Oxford University and Astra-Zenica, are offering vaccine at cost (and a low one at that) to the World? We should regard this, post-Brexit, as a great British triumph and a credit to our standing in the World.
The Government is already moving in this difrection, given that Ireland is in the Common Travel Area with the UK and there are numerous cross-border family connections. I would be happy that, once our vulnerable people were vaccinated, we offer Ireland extra supplies to vaccinate their vulnerable, before we move on to the younger and healthier generation.
So retaining a statue of someone who died hundreds of years ago will offend foreign businessmen and women? As David McD points out above, there wouldn't be much left in the capital of Italy for visitors if that were the case. Your view lacks the common sense as BLM does.
There is an enormous difference between treating a relic of a just overthrown dictator like Saddam Hussein, whose statue was pulled down as part of the revolution against him, and targeting memorials put up by grateful citizens to prominent people of their day who served society well. To impose todays mores and morals on those of our ancestors and judge them accordingly is not only unjust to them as functioning human beings in the society in which they lived but a denial of the history of human progress.
For the City of London to rewrite history at the behest of a left-wing racist rabble is perverse and they should think again.
What an extraordinary defeatist attitude. In point of fact we have chosen not to be a victim of the EU's bullying in the 2016 Referendum.
Are you seriously suggesting that vulnerable people in the UK should wait whilst vaccine is sent to others in the EU, when their imperial government delayed in supporting the development of and ordering timely supplies? If you want Boris to lose all the goodwill he has built up over the vaccine, this is the way to do it. Why not send our supplies to South America? They might need it more than the EU.
I am not sure that the separation of powers applies to the UK. The Head of the Judiciary was the Lord Chancellor, a member of the Government. Top judges sat in the House of Lords, and still do. Tony Blair's reforms muddied the waters still further when he created the Supreme Court.