"Officials all over the world are going to be balancing the need to protect life with the need to resume economic activity for a long time to come."
"California Governor Gavin Newsom says that a million residents of his state have filed for benefits “just since March 13”…"
"... it is being reported that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin just told members of Congress that this crisis could ... push our unemployment rate up to 20 percent…"
"At some point in the future, someone is going to pull all the data together. They will closely examine the hospital logs, analyse the transmission number and the infection rate, and do a cost-benefit analysis of the efforts to contain the virus. They may well conclude governments overreacted..."
Forstater was supported by the well-known NGO defending freedom of expression Index On Censorship. This shows just how widely the concern is now about the debate on the Gender Recognition Act, as Index On Censorship works internationally to advocate for journalists under threat from government repression.
The Lib Dems said in May 2016 “…a vote to Leave would represent an immediate and profound shock to our economy. That shock would push our economy into a recession and lead to an increase in unemployment of around 500,000”. Well, the economy did not go into recession, unemployment has fallen by over 300,000 since mid-2016 and employment has risen by over 800,000.
"The Tories may well change the rights of workers but at least we will have the possibility as a Labour Party and trade union movement to put those back, as we have done before. When those rights go in the EU, they are gone for good. They become more or less unalterable.”