An effective recovery must offer proof that we are all ‘still in it together’
Topping up ministers’ salaries while scheduling cuts in pandemic unemployment payments is bad politics
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, spoke for many people recently when she said that she would not come out of the coronavirus crisis the same as she went into it. It had, she said, made her re-evaluate what was important in life and what was not so important.
Politically, she said it had lowered her tolerance for some of the nonsense and mud-throwing of politics. In an interview for Alastair Campbell’s online series...
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Emer McLysaght: That time my friend phoned me from George Clooney’s loo, and other stories
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Nadine O’Regan: Mr Potato Head bows to change to make everyone feel welcome
The toy controversy shows that we’re getting better at making our language inclusive, but old attitudes still remain
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