Coronavirus 29 April 2020 The new term for "exit strategy", and everything else we we learned from this week’s PMQs Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up At today's Prime Minister's Questions, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, standing in for Boris Johnson, deployed a revealing turn of phrase. "It was too early, he said, to talk of a 'transitional period' out of social distancing," writes New Statesman political correspondent Patrick Maguire. "That is language we have not heard from a minister before. Politicians on both sides have hitherto preferred to speak of 'exit strategies'." The change of language tells us that the government is not planning for an immediate return to the old normal, Patrick writes. And that wasn't the only thing we learned at PMQs: we learned Keir Starmer’s new approach is reaping small dividends, and that ministers are drawing a new dividing line with the Labour leader over how he speaks about science. Read the full analysis here. › Americans are drinking bleach because of Trump – and still Republicans stand by him Image credit: Getty Images Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!