Matt Cooper: Falling house of cards could take this government with it
The housing crisis hasn’t gone away, you know. It was only a matter of time until the fund-warped development model came back to bite those currently in power
It doesn’t look like there’s going to be a vaccine bonus for this government.
A week ago, TDs from all three parties must have thought the worst was over. The public was reacting well to the announcement of the easing of restrictions, and the vaccination programme was moving ahead well, making many people happier.
But then normal political reality – largely on hold over the last year – intervened. This newspaper...
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Matt Cooper: Plastic pollsters pulling a stroke undermines trust and politics
The political parties’ cavalier attitude to revelations of fake polling suggests they think we’re as cynical as they are
The Last Post: Martin’s ‘build back better’ plan will need stable foundations
Our approach to rebuilding the economy after the financial crash was conservative and unimaginative. Let’s hope for a different strategy as we move beyond the pandemic
The Last Post: Something is rotten in the state of British democracy
Last week’s Dominic Cummings circus underlined the incompetence and cynicism that powers Boris Johnson and his government’s approach to both Brexit and Covid
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