Right now, Britain is about as biosecure as the health secretary is convincing. But some people really want an Ikea side table, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde
Toby Helm“The alert level is changing,” Jenrick handwaved. “We are still at level 4 but we are transitioning to 3.” Is this like when I still haven’t done the ironing but I am transitioning to having done it? Marina Hyde
News updates: MPs return to Westminster; statistics authority says testing data ‘widely criticised and often mistrusted’
Toby HelmHow can it be that govt info on such a crucial issue during a pandemic can be allowed to be so obviously misleading?
UK coronavirus live: statistics watchdog calls government's testing data inadequate and misleading
As thousands died, the story of the PM’s top adviser waxed and waned in unpredictable ways. Its impact is as yet unknown
Toby HelmExcellent run through the Cummings story here. Downing Streets had weeks to answer the basic accusation that Cummings drove to Durham. But said nothing.From evasion to evisceration: how the Cummings lockdown story unfolded