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Rachel Johnson: What I wish I’d said about my brother Boris’s treatment

April 30, 2020 1:41 pm

I thought I would have to take out a large onion to show emotion, but the tears almost came to my eyes anyway

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The competitive world of COVID brides

April 30, 2020 1:19 pm

My wedding is off — but I’m one of the lucky ones

social distance shaming

‘Social distance shaming’ is getting nasty

April 30, 2020 12:15 am

Rudeness is spreading like a virus

testing

Should we be testing everyone in Britain?

April 30, 2020 12:00 am

Only the infectious would have to be kept at home

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Boris has found a path out of lockdown — but it won’t be smooth

April 29, 2020 11:15 pm

The UK government is adopting the South Korean approach

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On the beauty of Paul Joseph Watson

April 28, 2020 1:39 pm

‘Lovely hair. I wouldn’t mind running my fingers through it, as long as he kept his mouth shut’

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How British doctors are hamstrung by bureaucracy in their COVID-19 response

April 28, 2020 9:41 am

Hard-pressed consultants are reportedly being forced to swap news in WhatsApp groups about possible cutting-edge treatments

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Boris Johnson’s new approach to lockdown easing

April 27, 2020 8:15 am

Johnson talked of firing up parts of the economy one by one with public health remaining the driving priority

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Britain’s bid to become China’s best friend in the West is over

April 25, 2020 11:54 am

Hawkishness on China is going to be one of the issues that binds together the new Tory electoral coalition

antibody test

Could this antibody test offer Britain a route out of lockdown?

April 24, 2020 9:42 am

Over the next few days, testing kits are being sent to 20,000 randomly-selected households

political agony

The difficult balance of public vs political agony

April 23, 2020 3:18 pm

Along comes a crisis that offers a Conservative government a historic chance to show that they care

comfort reads

Now is the time for comfort reads

April 23, 2020 1:47 pm

In isolation, we can do nothing but trust — and if we disagree, at least do it nicely

brexit extension

There is nothing to lose from a Brexit extension

April 23, 2020 10:44 am

The British government can afford to extend the transition process at no significant political cost whatsoever

ian mcewan

Ian McEwan: the strange vocabulary of coronavirus

April 23, 2020 9:22 am

We all know about ‘flattening the curve’, but are you comfortable yet with ‘fomite’?

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Could the COVID crisis be an economic opportunity for Brexit Britain?

April 22, 2020 11:43 pm

The way we buy and sell things will change

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Boris’s difficult decision: when should lockdown be lifted?

April 22, 2020 11:10 pm

The COVID crisis has split the cabinet into two groups

scientific

How Britain can overcome its scientific illiteracy

April 21, 2020 11:04 am

People have a completely false concept about the nature of science

v-shaped

France and Britain shouldn’t bank on a V-shaped recovery

April 20, 2020 12:14 pm

The V-shape is premised on the expectation that a vertiginous demand-led recovery can be satisfied on the supply-side upstroke

patients

The forgotten patients of the coronavirus lockdown

April 20, 2020 11:28 am

As a doctor I am passionate about saving lives, but I am also passionate about preventing disability and improving people’s quality of life

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Five measures that could prevent future lockdowns

April 18, 2020 11:33 am

Avoiding draconian lockdowns was perhaps not possible for many countries with insufficient testing or intensive care capacity

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The snitches of Europe

April 17, 2020 11:52 am

Should we be surprised that the British have been as zealous as the French in denouncing each other?

puppy

Our puppy has no respect for the six-feet rule

April 16, 2020 6:11 pm

I have begun to suspect that the ‘poo’ in her breed name is not a reference to poodle but to something else

inequality

There’s nothing equal about this virus

April 16, 2020 1:30 pm

I can self-isolate fairly comfortably, but how easy is it if you are on the 15th floor of a tower block?

conservatives

How COVID-19 will change the Conservatives

April 16, 2020 1:16 pm

The accusation that Boris Johnson isn’t personally committed to the health service just won’t work now

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Faith, hope and charity: how I survived coronavirus

April 16, 2020 12:55 pm

In my hour of need, I reached out and found the hand of the British National Health Service holding mine