Why a national government now is a dangerous idea

At this moment of crisis the UK needs a constructive opposition, not a compliant one.

In the age of Covid-19, as populations are “locked down”, financial “bazookas” are fired and the death toll climbs, the scent of war is in the air. Newspapers hail “wartime finance fit for wartime economic conditions” and cast Rishi Sunak as a “wartime Chancellor”. We must act, says Boris Johnson, “like any wartime government and do whatever it takes”. Should this include a wartime coalition?

In times of crisis, there is a romantic allure to the idea of old...
source: New Statesman

2020-03-25 21:00
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