Jones had previously been a speech writer for Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser and in 1978 ran unsuccessfully as a Liberal by-election candidate in the state seat of Earlwood in Sydney's south, famously wearing Greek costume in a doomed bid to enter politics. … [Read more...] about Alan Jones ends his last ever radio show with an emotional sign-off – as stars of sport, screen and politics send in farewell messages
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On March 13, just before the government changed strategy, "Sage was unanimous that measures seeking to completely suppress spread of Covid-19 will cause a second peak" The advice said neighbourhood or local lockdowns could undermine national measures or lead to a significant issue of disorder. Even if every adult with a smartphone had the contact tracing app, it would not identify more than 50% of contacts In mid-Feb, Sage said a "lack of data from China continues to hamper understanding" The PM's top adviser Dominic Cummings attended six out of the 34 meetings Hairdressers and other "personal care services" should not reopen soon as they "typically rely on highly-connected workers who may accelerate transmission" The risk from attending large events is no higher than small ones because "close contact" is the biggest risk Family gatherings are "particularly high risk" and religious services with high levels of physical contact are "higher risk" Since April 23, Sage has called for … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Relaxing lockdown ‘risky’ and a ‘political decision’
Asked if he felt vindicated, he said: "I would say that word, yes. I felt vindicated. Because I don't know if it would have been mentioned if I hadn't actually said that." … [Read more...] about Eyewitness says he feels vindicated after Dominic Cummings admitted Durham trip
Dominic Cummings was brought up in Durham and educated at Oxford. His first taste of political campaigning came at the turn of the millennium when he led a campaign to stop the UK adopting the Euro. He was briefly director of strategy for Iain Duncan Smith when the latter was Tory party leader. … [Read more...] about Dominic Cummings: What is next for Boris Johnson’s right hand man?
A few weeks ago, the professor and I found ourselves in one of those dark wine bars in the centre of Glasgow where women come to sip refulgent cocktails and bestow some glamour on the end of their ordinary working day. It is also a haven for some of the city's edgier male citizens as they seek respite from their unorthodox pursuits. Thus we encountered a friend of mine, well known in the neighbourhood and one whose profession may accurately be described as staying one step ahead of the law. … [Read more...] about Glasgow and historian Tom Devine – a match made in heaven