The Competence Test for Government
If, during this week, many families across Cheshire have felt confused, let-down, and angry, who could blame them? Not me
They have everything to do with a Government, which has no idea of what leadership means, and has lost the trust of its people. The complete reversal, within 24 hours, of the policy on schools is both breath-taking, and, yet, par for the course.
My own view is that four things now need to happen, urgently:
- the formation of a national government, drawn from the best talents across all political parties
- the placing of Head Teachers, Directors of Public Health, and others, at the centre of decision-making
- an emergency tax contribution from those who can afford it
- a comprehensive, informed, plan for each potential pandemic scenario we may still face