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A special issue of the New Statesman offers a comprehensive and forensic examination of the UK’s response to Covid-19.
In France, Germany, Poland, Georgia and New Zealand, the British government’s handling of the pandemic is viewed as a cautionary tale.
A New Statesman data investigation shows the UK acted the slowest of any major economy – a decision that may have cost thousands of lives.
The UK was well prepared for a pandemic, but the data reveals its flawed response.
Leading figures from science, medicine and politics deliver their verdict on the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cuts to local and national services over the past decade appear almost perfectly tailored to damage resilience in the face of coronavirus.
For many of the workers we all depend on, life carried on – until it didn’t.
Boris Johnson believes that post-Brexit Britain is an exceptional, “world-beating” power. Yet it has proved itself incapable of fulfilling its most basic responsibility: keeping its citizens safe.
The six months that shook the UK.
Over the course of the pandemic, the UK’s overconfidence in theoretical modelling has several times been rudely exposed.
Boris Johnson now leads a cabinet and parliamentary party that understands that his political strengths come with incongruous liabilities.