Boris Johnson is in a mess of his own making over the coronavirus strategy

  New Statesman 

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It's not clear why the Prime Minister has opted to shroud his decision-making in darkness. " data-adaptive-image-768-img="" data-adaptive-image-1024-img="" data-adaptive-image-max-img=""> The British government has produced an impact assessmen t about the costs and benefits of England’s coronavirus strategy. There is very little that is new in it, but it does collate the headlines from a variety of other government publications in one place. The assessment argues that it is impossible to gauge what the impact on British businesses would be of having no restrictions in place. On the one hand, people would be able to go about their lives freely, stimulating the economy in the usual way. On the other, if healthcare capacity were overwhelmed by a novel pandemic and the United Kingdom’s death toll was unmitigated by lockdown measures, the average person might be slightly reluctant to pop down to the pub as normal. I think this is superficially reas ▶ Full story on
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