COBRA

Total 7 Posts

England’s metro mayors and the new politics of coronavirus.

5 min read
The political leadership being demonstrated by combined authority mayors across the North is all the more striking in its contrast to the absence of clear and coherent leadership from the centre.

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and the dangers of excessive positivity.

6 min read
β€˜Prozac leaders’ believe their own rhetoric that β€œeverything is going well”. But this wishful thinking can quickly contaminate organisations, and has been disastrous during the pandemic.

Leadership expert: Boris Johnson is failing the nation in coronavirus response.

6 min read
The prime minister was slow to take the coronavirus crisis seriously and delegates at every opportunity.

Keeping us safe.

5 min read
The British Government is willing to allow the coronavirus to circulate in the population, whereas the Scottish Government is aiming at eliminating the virus as much as is possible.

The Week in Tory.

6 min read
Remember the 2012 Olympics in London? Now, look at what has become of 2020 Britain...

Dominic Cummings and SAGE: Advisory group’s veil of secrecy has to be lifted.

5 min read
The notion of SAGE being independent appears nowhere in its 64 pages of guidelines. But the case for more transparency is obvious.

Coronavirus: Former member of SAGE explains how the science advisory group really works.

5 min read
In my time as a chief scientific adviser in government, I experienced many SAGEs and chaired a few of them. Here, I explain what happens behind those doors and why they need to remain closed – at least initially.
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