Exclusive: PM’s adviser was with parents away from London home when he had coronavirus symptoms
MichaelWhiteBest to ascertain facts before lynching habitual rule breaker Cummings. Possible to sympathise with his dilemma, not his remedy, nor No 10 cover up - see below - when transparency is needed, as it is with the science. Boris unaccountable - yet again
The prime minister is returning to the bad old days of government patronage, rewarding MPs for their loyalty if they had not been appointed as ministers
MichaelWhiteIf it wasn’t for the pandemic squashing most other news there would be an almighty row over “Where is he?” Johnson’s attempt to overturn a Cameron-backed reform to avoid accountability ( yet again)
The artist is currently living in Normandy where he has been painting a series of epic works - including an animation - depicting the transformation of his garden from winter to spring.
MichaelWhiteHockney’s Covid remedy? Smoking. Gloriously bonkers article here, set up by editor of Mail, a paper notorious for suppression. But its Subversive layout staff humorously placed it next to news of Trump’s quack medicine cure
President Xi Jinping of China defended his country’s handling of the outbreak. Monday is the deadline for public companies in the U.S. to decide whether to return P.P.P. loans. Researchers in California have rolled out their own testing efforts.
MichaelWhiteTrump says he has been taking a life-threatening, unproven anti-Covid drugs which his own doctor says is ok - but few others. Hmmm. Poetic justice ahead ? via @NYTimes
Piers Morgan arrived on Good Morning Britain five years ago with a playbook apparently modelled on that of a teenage boy joining a new school midterm. Most of us will have known a new kid in class
MichaelWhiteWe were talking here lately about “ turncoat” Michael Moore being a huckster anyway. Now along comes Piers in his new role as fearless People’s Covid Hero for browbeating ministers.But we don’t believe the New Piers any more than we did the old one, do we?
Care providers say government did not discuss key Exercise Cygnus concerns with them
MichaelWhite2016 Exercise Cygnus ( black swan joke?) . At last a chance to judge failure to prep for pandemic. But frustrating that Guardian fails to remind readers what distracted ministers: Brexit, failed election, Tory leadership crisis, useless Corbyn etc
Are doctors from ethnic minority backgrounds disproportionately affected by Covid-19?
MichaelWhiteBefore I forget FT’s Tim Hartford’s BBC R4 More or Less data crunching show - always good value - offers wise analysis of NHS’s high ethnic minority staff CV-19 death rate - a mixture of many factors inc class, occupation, genes, culture & one surprise
The deadly shortage of Personal Protective Equipment in our hospitals and care homes is a national tragedy that the Mail - and its readers - are working to fix through the charity Mail Force.
MichaelWhiteBBC should know better than to make this basic error so that Mail can recycle a favourite leftie attack while also attacking HMG on PPE failures. But has Mail underestimated public anger as it seeks to straddle both sides of the issue ?