We need to urgently renew the Age of Enlightenment

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Yesterday, at the UK Government’s daily new conference it was announced that the deaths from Covid-19 in the UK is now the highest in Europe. Ministers and Scientific Advisors have used the same chart almost since the beginning of the crisis. This shows a comparison of UK deaths with those of other countries. Yet those same Ministers and Advisors say it …

Liberty in Lockdown

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John Harris in the Guardian has just written a very good article on how Coronavirus has deepened prejudice against older people. It is hard to be definitive on how we should think about this very real set of issues, other than to feel things deeply personally. My Mum, 93, has all of her mental faculties, and only needed to enter a …