Why Boris Johnson is walking a tightrope as he plots a route through the Covid crisis

Having spent the last few days locked in meetings with senior ministers and the Government’s top scientists, he is all too familiar with the hawk to dove ratio of the Covid sub-committees taking all the major decisions on No 10’s pandemic response.  Mr Johnson chairs the Covid-19 strategy committee, whose members include Rishi Sunak, the […]

Boris Johnson accelerates easing of lockdown from this weekend

Mr Johnson had postponed the changes, which were meant to come in on August 1, amid concerns over a second wave of coronavirus. At the time, Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, said the country had “probably reached near the limit, or the...