Mark Littlewood writes for The Times
“In the context of an over-arching civil emergency, the full armoury of state power is deployed to a specific end. Whatever one’s view on the merits and longevity of the lockdown process, its implementation has been an enormous organisational feat.
“Elsewhere, however, the government has seemed incapable of embracing a common agenda across the Whitehall machinery. This has led to bizarre, contradictory and even laughable policy choices.”
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