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Boris has blamed coronavirus on the British people, for loving freedom too much | Tom Peck

Boris has blamed coronavirus on the British people, for loving freedom too much | Tom Peck

The Germans and Italians are too timid to die in the kind of numbers we are, explains the prime minister

Read full article: Boris has blamed coronavirus on the Brit...→
Tom Peck: Don’t worry, Matt Hancock will sort out testing ‘in a matter of weeks’

Tom Peck: Don’t worry, Matt Hancock will sort out testing ‘in a matter of weeks’

How many weeks are there in a ‘matter of weeks’? Dinosaurs walked the Earth in a ‘matter of weeks’, a ‘matter of weeks’ ago

Read full article: Tom Peck: Don’t worry, Matt Hancock will...→
Tom Peck: The tedious Proms ‘culture war’ shows how much worse the radical right is about to get

Tom Peck: The tedious Proms ‘culture war’ shows how much worse the radical right is about to get

The debate about ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things. But the warning signs of what it represents are [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: The tedious Proms ‘culture war...→
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Tom Peck: The BTec farce is further proof nothing can pull Boris Johnson from his holiday

Tom Peck: The BTec farce is further proof nothing can pull Boris Johnson from his holiday

The prime minister didn’t stop his Chequers retreat in February to concern himself with some trifling little thing called Covid-19, so he’s hardly going to bot [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: The BTec farce is further proo...→
Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Could it possibly be that, after months of the politicians claiming to have been led by the science, 'the science' isn’t going to be led about anymore?

Read full article: Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepp...→
The Olympics didn’t inspire a nation to get fit. Nor will Boris | Tom Peck

The Olympics didn’t inspire a nation to get fit. Nor will Boris | Tom Peck

As the PM pledges to get Britain fit and healthy, pause to note that his government is also subsidising trips to McDonalds at £10 a time

Read full article: The Olympics didn’t inspire a nation to ...→
Boris Johnson's first year as PM has been worse than the wildest of nightmares | Tom Peck

Boris Johnson's first year as PM has been worse than the wildest of nightmares | Tom Peck

It was always going to be bad, but no one dared imagine any of this. Even a gentle trawl through the records since he took office as prime minister yields an e [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson's first year as PM has bee...→
Tom Peck: What's terrifying isn't Trump telling people to inject bleach – it's people refusing to tell the president he's wrong

Tom Peck: What's terrifying isn't Trump telling people to inject bleach – it's people refusing to tell the president he's wrong

If Trump’s advisors had had the temerity to say words to the effect of “No you shouldn’t drink bleach”, we wouldn’t be in this mess

Read full article: Tom Peck: What's terrifying isn't Trump ...→
Tom Peck: There is one rule for government lawbreakers and another for people in Oldham

Tom Peck: There is one rule for government lawbreakers and another for people in Oldham

The EU Withdrawal Bill will be broken in a ‘specific and very limited way’, says Brandon Lewis. (If you don’t happen to catch the news then don’t worry, you ca [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: There is one rule for governme...→
Tom Peck: Matt Hancock's Sky interview is so horrifying, a strategy can't be ruled out

Tom Peck: Matt Hancock's Sky interview is so horrifying, a strategy can't be ruled out

Why should Hancock care about some gotcha questions about Tony Abbott? Not when he faces more questions of life and death on a per capita basis than any health [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: Matt Hancock's Sky interview i...→
Tom Peck: The government wrote a worst-case scenario plan for this winter, but doesn't want us to believe it

Tom Peck: The government wrote a worst-case scenario plan for this winter, but doesn't want us to believe it

A winter coronavirus spike, a once in 40 year flu outbreak, floods, social unrest triggered by mass unemployment, chronic food and medicine shortages by no-dea [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: The government wrote a worst-c...→
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Tom Peck: Matt Hancock sees coronavirus not as a threat but as an opportunity

Tom Peck: Matt Hancock sees coronavirus not as a threat but as an opportunity

Coronavirus has given the NHS tremendous opportunities for innovation, the biggest opportunity in Europe

Read full article: Tom Peck: Matt Hancock sees coronavirus ...→
Tom Peck: Grant Shapps has set the record straight on his trip to Spain and it's even worse than we thought

Tom Peck: Grant Shapps has set the record straight on his trip to Spain and it's even worse than we thought

Shapps knew on Friday that it was almost certain that come Saturday it would be announced he would be subject to quarantine, but proceeded with the family holi [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: Grant Shapps has set the recor...→

Tom Peck is The Independent's Political Sketch Writer. He has also worked as a P

Tom Peck is The Independent's Political Sketch Writer. He has also worked as a Political Correspondent, Sports Writer and Olympics Correspondent.

Read full article: Tom Peck is The Independent's Political ...→
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Tom Peck: Matt Hancock’s strategy is clear - blame everyone else when it goes wrong

Tom Peck: Matt Hancock’s strategy is clear - blame everyone else when it goes wrong

The health secretary sees himself as a kind of Brexit Donnie Brasco. But the coronavirus has both increased his cover and deepened his infiltration to the poin [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: Matt Hancock’s strategy is cle...→
Tom Peck: Brexit was always a fantasy and the truth is finally emerging

Tom Peck: Brexit was always a fantasy and the truth is finally emerging

In four and a half long and grim years, it has been almost permanently speculated and suggested that, ‘the people didn’t know what they were voting for’

Read full article: Tom Peck: Brexit was always a fantasy an...→
Dominic Cummings' Cabinet Office is serving a government of distracted chimpanzees | Tom Peck

Dominic Cummings' Cabinet Office is serving a government of distracted chimpanzees | Tom Peck

After a disastrous Prime Minister’s Questions, it’s hard to believe advisor’s set-up will withstand the incompetence of this talentless administration

Read full article: Dominic Cummings' Cabinet Office is serv...→
Tom Peck: Appointing a cabinet of demonstrable idiots comes with consequences

Tom Peck: Appointing a cabinet of demonstrable idiots comes with consequences

Whoever would have thought? Whoever could have known? Well, absolutely everyone of course, but we’ll get into the details on that in due course

Read full article: Tom Peck: Appointing a cabinet of demons...→
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Piers Morgan and Rylan Clark-Neal for Number 10 spokesperson | Tom Peck

Piers Morgan and Rylan Clark-Neal for Number 10 spokesperson | Tom Peck

A man who refers to simply cannot resist describing his bike as his 'velocipede' is quite right to be bringing in external expertise. If only communication was [...]

Read full article: Piers Morgan and Rylan Clark-Neal for Nu...→
Tom Peck: Coronavirus must end of the crushing misery of the tactile greeting

Tom Peck: Coronavirus must end of the crushing misery of the tactile greeting

This grand pause is the golden opportunity to press the reset button on the one kiss/two kiss/handshake hell

Read full article: Tom Peck: Coronavirus must end of the cr...→
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Tom Peck: Those who know nothing on Russian interference can't be blamed for anything

Tom Peck: Those who know nothing on Russian interference can't be blamed for anything

The Russia report's chief conclusion is a Socrates/Rumsfeld mishmash. The main worry, though, is that no one has a clue what to do about it

Read full article: Tom Peck: Those who know nothing on Russ...→
Boris has blamed coronavirus on the British people, for loving freedom too much | Tom Peck

Boris has blamed coronavirus on the British people, for loving freedom too much | Tom Peck

The Germans and Italians are too timid to die in the kind of numbers we are, explains the prime minister

Read full article: Boris has blamed coronavirus on the Brit...→

Tom Peck is The Independent's Political Sketch Writer. He has also worked as a P

Tom Peck is The Independent's Political Sketch Writer. He has also worked as a Political Correspondent, Sports Writer and Olympics Correspondent.

Read full article: Tom Peck is The Independent's Political ...→
  • #Tom Peck
Tom Peck: Brexit was always a fantasy and the truth is finally emerging

Tom Peck: Brexit was always a fantasy and the truth is finally emerging

In four and a half long and grim years, it has been almost permanently speculated and suggested that, ‘the people didn’t know what they were voting for’

Read full article: Tom Peck: Brexit was always a fantasy an...→
Tom Peck: Matt Hancock's Sky interview is so horrifying, a strategy can't be ruled out

Tom Peck: Matt Hancock's Sky interview is so horrifying, a strategy can't be ruled out

Why should Hancock care about some gotcha questions about Tony Abbott? Not when he faces more questions of life and death on a per capita basis than any health [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: Matt Hancock's Sky interview i...→
Tom Peck: The government wrote a worst-case scenario plan for this winter, but doesn't want us to believe it

Tom Peck: The government wrote a worst-case scenario plan for this winter, but doesn't want us to believe it

A winter coronavirus spike, a once in 40 year flu outbreak, floods, social unrest triggered by mass unemployment, chronic food and medicine shortages by no-dea [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: The government wrote a worst-c...→
  • #Tom Peck
Tom Peck: The BTec farce is further proof nothing can pull Boris Johnson from his holiday

Tom Peck: The BTec farce is further proof nothing can pull Boris Johnson from his holiday

The prime minister didn’t stop his Chequers retreat in February to concern himself with some trifling little thing called Covid-19, so he’s hardly going to bot [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: The BTec farce is further proo...→
Tom Peck: Appointing a cabinet of demonstrable idiots comes with consequences

Tom Peck: Appointing a cabinet of demonstrable idiots comes with consequences

Whoever would have thought? Whoever could have known? Well, absolutely everyone of course, but we’ll get into the details on that in due course

Read full article: Tom Peck: Appointing a cabinet of demons...→
  • #Tom Peck
Tom Peck: Matt Hancock sees coronavirus not as a threat but as an opportunity

Tom Peck: Matt Hancock sees coronavirus not as a threat but as an opportunity

Coronavirus has given the NHS tremendous opportunities for innovation, the biggest opportunity in Europe

Read full article: Tom Peck: Matt Hancock sees coronavirus ...→
The Olympics didn’t inspire a nation to get fit. Nor will Boris | Tom Peck

The Olympics didn’t inspire a nation to get fit. Nor will Boris | Tom Peck

As the PM pledges to get Britain fit and healthy, pause to note that his government is also subsidising trips to McDonalds at £10 a time

Read full article: The Olympics didn’t inspire a nation to ...→
Tom Peck: Coronavirus must end of the crushing misery of the tactile greeting

Tom Peck: Coronavirus must end of the crushing misery of the tactile greeting

This grand pause is the golden opportunity to press the reset button on the one kiss/two kiss/handshake hell

Read full article: Tom Peck: Coronavirus must end of the cr...→
  • #Tom Peck
Tom Peck: What's terrifying isn't Trump telling people to inject bleach – it's people refusing to tell the president he's wrong

Tom Peck: What's terrifying isn't Trump telling people to inject bleach – it's people refusing to tell the president he's wrong

If Trump’s advisors had had the temerity to say words to the effect of “No you shouldn’t drink bleach”, we wouldn’t be in this mess

Read full article: Tom Peck: What's terrifying isn't Trump ...→
Tom Peck: Don’t worry, Matt Hancock will sort out testing ‘in a matter of weeks’

Tom Peck: Don’t worry, Matt Hancock will sort out testing ‘in a matter of weeks’

How many weeks are there in a ‘matter of weeks’? Dinosaurs walked the Earth in a ‘matter of weeks’, a ‘matter of weeks’ ago

Read full article: Tom Peck: Don’t worry, Matt Hancock will...→
Tom Peck: Matt Hancock’s strategy is clear - blame everyone else when it goes wrong

Tom Peck: Matt Hancock’s strategy is clear - blame everyone else when it goes wrong

The health secretary sees himself as a kind of Brexit Donnie Brasco. But the coronavirus has both increased his cover and deepened his infiltration to the poin [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: Matt Hancock’s strategy is cle...→
Tom Peck: There is one rule for government lawbreakers and another for people in Oldham

Tom Peck: There is one rule for government lawbreakers and another for people in Oldham

The EU Withdrawal Bill will be broken in a ‘specific and very limited way’, says Brandon Lewis. (If you don’t happen to catch the news then don’t worry, you ca [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: There is one rule for governme...→
Dominic Cummings' Cabinet Office is serving a government of distracted chimpanzees | Tom Peck

Dominic Cummings' Cabinet Office is serving a government of distracted chimpanzees | Tom Peck

After a disastrous Prime Minister’s Questions, it’s hard to believe advisor’s set-up will withstand the incompetence of this talentless administration

Read full article: Dominic Cummings' Cabinet Office is serv...→
Tom Peck: The tedious Proms ‘culture war’ shows how much worse the radical right is about to get

Tom Peck: The tedious Proms ‘culture war’ shows how much worse the radical right is about to get

The debate about ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things. But the warning signs of what it represents are [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: The tedious Proms ‘culture war...→
  • #Tom Peck
Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Could it possibly be that, after months of the politicians claiming to have been led by the science, 'the science' isn’t going to be led about anymore?

Read full article: Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepp...→
Piers Morgan and Rylan Clark-Neal for Number 10 spokesperson | Tom Peck

Piers Morgan and Rylan Clark-Neal for Number 10 spokesperson | Tom Peck

A man who refers to simply cannot resist describing his bike as his 'velocipede' is quite right to be bringing in external expertise. If only communication was [...]

Read full article: Piers Morgan and Rylan Clark-Neal for Nu...→
Tom Peck: Grant Shapps has set the record straight on his trip to Spain and it's even worse than we thought

Tom Peck: Grant Shapps has set the record straight on his trip to Spain and it's even worse than we thought

Shapps knew on Friday that it was almost certain that come Saturday it would be announced he would be subject to quarantine, but proceeded with the family holi [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: Grant Shapps has set the recor...→
Boris Johnson's first year as PM has been worse than the wildest of nightmares | Tom Peck

Boris Johnson's first year as PM has been worse than the wildest of nightmares | Tom Peck

It was always going to be bad, but no one dared imagine any of this. Even a gentle trawl through the records since he took office as prime minister yields an e [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson's first year as PM has bee...→
Tom Peck: Those who know nothing on Russian interference can't be blamed for anything

Tom Peck: Those who know nothing on Russian interference can't be blamed for anything

The Russia report's chief conclusion is a Socrates/Rumsfeld mishmash. The main worry, though, is that no one has a clue what to do about it

Read full article: Tom Peck: Those who know nothing on Russ...→
Boris has blamed coronavirus on the British people, for loving freedom too much | Tom Peck

Boris has blamed coronavirus on the British people, for loving freedom too much | Tom Peck

The Germans and Italians are too timid to die in the kind of numbers we are, explains the prime minister

Read full article: Boris has blamed coronavirus on the Brit...→

Tom Peck is The Independent's Political Sketch Writer. He has also worked as a P

Tom Peck is The Independent's Political Sketch Writer. He has also worked as a Political Correspondent, Sports Writer and Olympics Correspondent.

Read full article: Tom Peck is The Independent's Political ...→
  • #Tom Peck
Tom Peck: Don’t worry, Matt Hancock will sort out testing ‘in a matter of weeks’

Tom Peck: Don’t worry, Matt Hancock will sort out testing ‘in a matter of weeks’

How many weeks are there in a ‘matter of weeks’? Dinosaurs walked the Earth in a ‘matter of weeks’, a ‘matter of weeks’ ago

Read full article: Tom Peck: Don’t worry, Matt Hancock will...→
Tom Peck: Matt Hancock’s strategy is clear - blame everyone else when it goes wrong

Tom Peck: Matt Hancock’s strategy is clear - blame everyone else when it goes wrong

The health secretary sees himself as a kind of Brexit Donnie Brasco. But the coronavirus has both increased his cover and deepened his infiltration to the poin [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: Matt Hancock’s strategy is cle...→
Tom Peck: There is one rule for government lawbreakers and another for people in Oldham

Tom Peck: There is one rule for government lawbreakers and another for people in Oldham

The EU Withdrawal Bill will be broken in a ‘specific and very limited way’, says Brandon Lewis. (If you don’t happen to catch the news then don’t worry, you ca [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: There is one rule for governme...→
Tom Peck: Brexit was always a fantasy and the truth is finally emerging

Tom Peck: Brexit was always a fantasy and the truth is finally emerging

In four and a half long and grim years, it has been almost permanently speculated and suggested that, ‘the people didn’t know what they were voting for’

Read full article: Tom Peck: Brexit was always a fantasy an...→
Tom Peck: Matt Hancock's Sky interview is so horrifying, a strategy can't be ruled out

Tom Peck: Matt Hancock's Sky interview is so horrifying, a strategy can't be ruled out

Why should Hancock care about some gotcha questions about Tony Abbott? Not when he faces more questions of life and death on a per capita basis than any health [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: Matt Hancock's Sky interview i...→
Dominic Cummings' Cabinet Office is serving a government of distracted chimpanzees | Tom Peck

Dominic Cummings' Cabinet Office is serving a government of distracted chimpanzees | Tom Peck

After a disastrous Prime Minister’s Questions, it’s hard to believe advisor’s set-up will withstand the incompetence of this talentless administration

Read full article: Dominic Cummings' Cabinet Office is serv...→
Tom Peck: The tedious Proms ‘culture war’ shows how much worse the radical right is about to get

Tom Peck: The tedious Proms ‘culture war’ shows how much worse the radical right is about to get

The debate about ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things. But the warning signs of what it represents are [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: The tedious Proms ‘culture war...→
  • #Tom Peck
Tom Peck: The government wrote a worst-case scenario plan for this winter, but doesn't want us to believe it

Tom Peck: The government wrote a worst-case scenario plan for this winter, but doesn't want us to believe it

A winter coronavirus spike, a once in 40 year flu outbreak, floods, social unrest triggered by mass unemployment, chronic food and medicine shortages by no-dea [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: The government wrote a worst-c...→
  • #Tom Peck
Tom Peck: The BTec farce is further proof nothing can pull Boris Johnson from his holiday

Tom Peck: The BTec farce is further proof nothing can pull Boris Johnson from his holiday

The prime minister didn’t stop his Chequers retreat in February to concern himself with some trifling little thing called Covid-19, so he’s hardly going to bot [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: The BTec farce is further proo...→
Tom Peck: Appointing a cabinet of demonstrable idiots comes with consequences

Tom Peck: Appointing a cabinet of demonstrable idiots comes with consequences

Whoever would have thought? Whoever could have known? Well, absolutely everyone of course, but we’ll get into the details on that in due course

Read full article: Tom Peck: Appointing a cabinet of demons...→
  • #Tom Peck
Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Could it possibly be that, after months of the politicians claiming to have been led by the science, 'the science' isn’t going to be led about anymore?

Read full article: Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepp...→
Tom Peck: Matt Hancock sees coronavirus not as a threat but as an opportunity

Tom Peck: Matt Hancock sees coronavirus not as a threat but as an opportunity

Coronavirus has given the NHS tremendous opportunities for innovation, the biggest opportunity in Europe

Read full article: Tom Peck: Matt Hancock sees coronavirus ...→
Piers Morgan and Rylan Clark-Neal for Number 10 spokesperson | Tom Peck

Piers Morgan and Rylan Clark-Neal for Number 10 spokesperson | Tom Peck

A man who refers to simply cannot resist describing his bike as his 'velocipede' is quite right to be bringing in external expertise. If only communication was [...]

Read full article: Piers Morgan and Rylan Clark-Neal for Nu...→
The Olympics didn’t inspire a nation to get fit. Nor will Boris | Tom Peck

The Olympics didn’t inspire a nation to get fit. Nor will Boris | Tom Peck

As the PM pledges to get Britain fit and healthy, pause to note that his government is also subsidising trips to McDonalds at £10 a time

Read full article: The Olympics didn’t inspire a nation to ...→
Tom Peck: Grant Shapps has set the record straight on his trip to Spain and it's even worse than we thought

Tom Peck: Grant Shapps has set the record straight on his trip to Spain and it's even worse than we thought

Shapps knew on Friday that it was almost certain that come Saturday it would be announced he would be subject to quarantine, but proceeded with the family holi [...]

Read full article: Tom Peck: Grant Shapps has set the recor...→
Tom Peck: Coronavirus must end of the crushing misery of the tactile greeting

Tom Peck: Coronavirus must end of the crushing misery of the tactile greeting

This grand pause is the golden opportunity to press the reset button on the one kiss/two kiss/handshake hell

Read full article: Tom Peck: Coronavirus must end of the cr...→
  • #Tom Peck
Boris Johnson's first year as PM has been worse than the wildest of nightmares | Tom Peck

Boris Johnson's first year as PM has been worse than the wildest of nightmares | Tom Peck

It was always going to be bad, but no one dared imagine any of this. Even a gentle trawl through the records since he took office as prime minister yields an e [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson's first year as PM has bee...→
Tom Peck: Those who know nothing on Russian interference can't be blamed for anything

Tom Peck: Those who know nothing on Russian interference can't be blamed for anything

The Russia report's chief conclusion is a Socrates/Rumsfeld mishmash. The main worry, though, is that no one has a clue what to do about it

Read full article: Tom Peck: Those who know nothing on Russ...→
Tom Peck: What's terrifying isn't Trump telling people to inject bleach – it's people refusing to tell the president he's wrong

Tom Peck: What's terrifying isn't Trump telling people to inject bleach – it's people refusing to tell the president he's wrong

If Trump’s advisors had had the temerity to say words to the effect of “No you shouldn’t drink bleach”, we wouldn’t be in this mess

Read full article: Tom Peck: What's terrifying isn't Trump ...→