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Stephen Bush is political editor of the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics.
The Prime Minister struggles to deliver bad news and is unwilling to talk the language of shared sacrifice.
The United Kingdom has acquired extraordinary debts to fight coronavirus, but that's nothing to worry about.
The promising news on vaccines has largely been ignored in the Commons, where questions about ending lockdowns and adapting to the virus persist.
Although the reality is more complicated, British politics now sounds more like the 2010-17 era than 2017-20.
The temporary loosening of regulations, combined with an attempt to funnel people through a tiny travel window, risks disaster on multiple fronts.
The party has failed to come to terms with the central fact about the EHRC report.
In addition to managing the health risks, the government needs to have a more serious approach to the transport challenge.
The government favours a top-down approach to coronavirus restrictions, but it should consider communicating risks instead.
The Prime Minister has chosen the Home Secretary’s political importance over her operational ability – despite her department holding millions of lives in its hands.
The Chancellor believes we need to cut public spending immediately to deal with the Covid-19 economic wreckage. But he faces three obstacles.