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SARAH VINE: Why can’t they see this crisis is about people, not numbers? 

Unlike many of the epidemiologists and statisticians the pandemic has forced into our lives, I make no claim to being a scientist. I don’t for one second pretend to know anything about the virus, and I can’t decipher a graph to save my life. One thing I am, however, is a keen observer of human … Read more SARAH VINE: Why can’t they see this crisis is about people, not numbers? 

Hospitality boss warns that revellers will spill out from ‘safe’ bars and restaurants

Richard Caring, owner of Ivy restaurant chain and Annabel’s The Government’s naive and ignorant decision to shut down pubs and restaurants after 10pm is going to create havoc in an industry which is already on its knees. Far from helping to control the coronavirus, it could drive infection rates upwards. And it will cost countless … Read more Hospitality boss warns that revellers will spill out from ‘safe’ bars and restaurants

Nothing says ‘UK open for business’ like commandos on the streets

 This was not Lockdown II: The Sequel. In some ways it was worse. The measures announced all felt so wretchedly authoritarian, like a call to arms for petty officialdom. So un-Boris. Yet here he was, sounding as bossy as a bed and breakfast-owning old biddy in Birkenstocks. No one took any cheer from Boris Johnson’s … Read more Nothing says ‘UK open for business’ like commandos on the streets

Nothing says ‘UK open for business’ like commandos on the streets

 This was not Lockdown II: The Sequel. In some ways it was worse. The measures announced all felt so wretchedly authoritarian, like a call to arms for petty officialdom. So un-Boris. Yet here he was, sounding as bossy as a bed and breakfast-owning old biddy in Birkenstocks. No one took any cheer from Boris Johnson’s … Read more Nothing says ‘UK open for business’ like commandos on the streets

Actor Brian Cox, 74, defends JK Rowling in the transgender debate and criticises ‘cancel-culture’

Actor Brian Cox has leapt to JK Rowling’s defence in the author’s transgender debate and criticised the so-called ‘cancel culture’.    The Scottish Succession star, 74, revealed he was out of the loop with the Harry Potter writer’s widely publicised debate on menstruation and the transgender community after she shared her controversial opinions on Twitter in … Read more Actor Brian Cox, 74, defends JK Rowling in the transgender debate and criticises ‘cancel-culture’

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: After The Two Ronnies of Doom, here’s the speech Boris Johnson SHOULD give today

Boris Johnson is today expected to announce further restrictions on our freedom aimed at preventing an upsurge in coronavirus. Like Al Pacino, as Michael Corleone in Godfather III, just when we thought we were out, they pull us back in. The new rules could include forcing pubs to close either early or altogether, rescinding efforts … Read more RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: After The Two Ronnies of Doom, here’s the speech Boris Johnson SHOULD give today

CRAIG BROWN: Six things you didn’t know about the Garrick 

CRAIG BROWN: Why this club abhors the cappuccino! Six things you didn’t know about the Garrick By Craig Brown for the Daily Mail Published: 01:55 BST, 22 September 2020 | Updated: 01:57 BST, 22 September 2020 1) The entrepreneur Emily Bendell, founder of the lingerie firm Bluebella, has launched a legal challenge to London’s Garrick … Read more CRAIG BROWN: Six things you didn’t know about the Garrick 

CRAIG BROWN: Six things you didn’t know about the Garrick 

CRAIG BROWN: Why this club abhors the cappuccino! Six things you didn’t know about the Garrick By Craig Brown for the Daily Mail Published: 01:55 BST, 22 September 2020 | Updated: 01:57 BST, 22 September 2020 1) The entrepreneur Emily Bendell, founder of the lingerie firm Bluebella, has launched a legal challenge to London’s Garrick … Read more CRAIG BROWN: Six things you didn’t know about the Garrick 

BEN SPENCER analyses the dire warnings from Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty 

Boris Johnson will unveil a major crackdown on normal life today in a bid to halt a second wave of coronavirus. He will drop his ‘back to work’ drive, announce restrictions on socialising and impose a 10pm curfew on bars and restaurants from Thursday. Pubs and other venues will be allowed to serve seated customers … Read more BEN SPENCER analyses the dire warnings from Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty 

ANDREW PIERCE: How Tory jail cuts hacked off David Cameron’s top aide

ANDREW PIERCE: How Tory jail cuts hacked off David Cameron’s top aide By Andrew Pierce for the Daily Mail Published: 02:10 BST, 21 September 2020 | Updated: 02:18 BST, 21 September 2020 Few Tory luminaries, it appears, had more harrowing personal experiences of the coalition government’s austerity measures than David Cameron’s former Downing Street communications … Read more ANDREW PIERCE: How Tory jail cuts hacked off David Cameron’s top aide