Daily briefing 16/4/20

News Under pressure from campaigners, the government has extended the cut-off for the furlough scheme to 19 March, so that all those employed on that date can be eligible. On Tuesday the OBR published projections …

Daily briefing 15/4/20

News With the lockdown looking set to be extended for a good while, care home leaders have accused the government of continuing vastly to underestimate the number of deaths from Covid-19 among the elderly, warning …

Daily briefing 14/4/20

News Concerns continue to rage about the lack of PPE, ventilators, and testing. These matters have perhaps been temporarily been overshadowed on the left by the leaked report showing how party staff undermined the 2017 …

Daily briefing 10/4/20

News A consultant, Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 53, who warned the Prime Minister about the lack of protective equipment has died from COVID-19. Autonomy has put forward a proposal for a central coordination platform, called Medisyn, …

Daily briefing 9/4/20

News Rishi Sunak has announced a rescue package for charities, although that might be something of a misnomer because it is narrowly restricted to supporting third-sector organisations which plug in the gaps in medical and …

Daily briefing 8/4/20

News The headlines are again dominated by the Prime Minister’s continued stay in intensive care; he is said to be stable and does not require a ventilator. As debate continue on the future of the …

Daily briefing 7/4/20

In the news today While the headlines today are dominated by Boris Johnson’s going into ICU, it is important not to lose sight of the progress that still needs to be made on testing, provision …

Daily briefing 6/4/20

In the news today While the Prime Minister is in hospital for tests, his condition worse than previously acknowledged, Keir Starmer is the new leader of the Labour Party. Yesterday he announced the key figures …

Daily briefing 3/4/20

In the news today Concerns have already been raised about the draconian emergency measures that the government has put in place and their potential for abuse, as well as the lack of sufficient scrutiny. Reports …

Daily briefing 2/4/20

In the news today This morning is the last opportunity for Labour members to vote in the leadership, deputy leadership, and NEC elections. The choice for last-minute voters is clear. In other Corona-related news, nearly …