Tag Archives: Michael Gove

How close to solving the problem are we?


Over the last few days I have seen a number of pieces being posted on the internet about the future of our economy beyond the 31st December and the prospects of trade deals. This image was published just over two … Continue reading

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We clearly need a new competent Government


So this morning I took the latest posting from the Government website which is shown here along with my arrow and question. In the last 96 hours there has been a range of contradictory plans and demands from the Government. … Continue reading

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A very difficult position for the Government and our whole Nation


I find writing about the Dominic Cummings situation as difficult as I did about writing about Neil Ferguson’s situation. Both men have worked very hard to try to communicate with our Nation about COVID-19 along with many of their colleagues … Continue reading

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Testing COVID-19 is vital for our future, as is the understanding by our Prime Minister


One of the vital pieces of data that the Government has been sharing with us for some weeks is how many tests there have been and how many people are being tested for COVID-19. I know that some of the … Continue reading

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An interesting comment from one of our local MPs


This piece from Andrew Griffith came on Tuesday as part of a debate on the theme of Public Services with Michael Gove acting as the host. There are of course some real benefits for the outdoor economy and garden centres … Continue reading

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As we stay off the Streets, the challenges of future residential settings must begin to be addressed


It is very hard to make sense of what the next few days will be like, let alone the rest of April given that the numbers of deaths and illnesses related to C-19 are appearing to rise across the nation … Continue reading

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A Collaborative approach by Government is clearly needed to deal with COVID-19


As I wrote in my blog yesterday, the claim by Michael Gove during his speech on Tuesday night that Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock “are working with companies worldwide to ensure that we get the material we need to increase … Continue reading

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How competent is Michael Gove’s script?


It is understandable that when someone like Michael Gove stands up and speaks on behalf of the Government, that everything he reads from the lectern will be listened to by many people and some observers will assess those words in … Continue reading

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We urgently need the Government to resolve their confusing announcements


Following last nights speech on TV from Boris Johnson a number of businesses including the one I work for made decisions to close down their activities, potentially for the next 3 weeks as requested by Johnson. It was not an … Continue reading

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An interesting, if concerning access point to Central Government


As the Government tries to resolve its decision making, on the one hand we have reflections that in the last 7 weeks the call by the government for the UK to acquire coronavirus ‘herd immunity’ is not working and the … Continue reading

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