Nick Boles (@NickBoles )

Nick Boles

Bio Recovering politician. Independent consultant. Working on things that interest me with people I like. Please address all enquiries to nickbolesoffice@gmail.com
Location Camberwell, London
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Account created 26-06-2013 14:56:03
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Twitter Web App : Yes “Tugendhat” is “just different words put together”, ⁦The Guardian⁩, because like many other Austrian Jews the family probably had to make up a non-Christian one because Jews weren’t allowed Christian names. Comedy based on antisemitism isn’t funny theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Twitter Web App : So we approached the fight against coronavirus with a brilliant plan to win the war against pandemic flu. Bleakly persuasive analysis by matthewsyed thetimes.co.uk/article/corona…

Twitter Web App : Unlike Sumption I think 2 months of lockdown was justified given the number of lives at risk. But he is surely right to call the laws governing social distancing as we move out of lockdown “arbitrary and absurd” thetimes.co.uk/article/set-us…

Twitter Web App : a) so what? b) pull the other one - it’s in the Green Belt c) is that the best you can do? twitter.com/MoS_Politics/s…

Twitter Web App : Could small businesses reduce Covid debts by offering employees shares in exchange for salary cuts? Interesting idea from Ruby McGregor-Smith thetimes.co.uk/article/its-ti…

Twitter Web App : "I have looked on somewhat in despair as the debate has become more and more polarised."

Anne Longfield, children's commissioner for England. She adds: "My worry is that the needs and best interests of children are disappearing from view."

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Twitter Web App : Since the number of cases in UK is one of the highest in the world, that should surely imply that quarantine will only make sense for visitors from a few countries.

Twitter Web App : Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer, makes the sensible point that introducing a quarantine makes sense when ‘incidence in the receiving country is low’ and where people were arriving from countries where incidence was high. thetimes.co.uk/article/lorry-…

Twitter for iPad : Gov scientists estimate there has been a slight rise in the 'R' value.

No need to panic. The same thing happened in Germany and the small rise has now been reversed.

Small clusters of cases drag the value up.

Let's see what the next update is before we jump to any conclusions.

Twitter for iPad : whippletom Didn’t I read somewhere that the R often goes up when the number of cases becomes small because particular settings then make up a larger proportion of the total? Presumably what matters most is the rate of reproduction in the community.

Twitter for iPad : Breaking news: Governor Cuomo learns communication skills from daughter Mariah.

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Twitter for iPad : The more I hear about Ryan, the better I like him. twitter.com/theousherwood/…

Twitter for iPad : Important thread from Robert Colvile who’s very far from being a natural supporter of the nanny state twitter.com/rcolvile/statu…

Twitter for iPad : A lot of coverage today of Boris's Damascene conversion on obesity (as revealed in this excellent James Forsyth column thetimes.co.uk/article/boris-…). And at the risk of having my free-market membership card taken away, he's absolutely right.

Twitter for iPad : Well said David Blunkett. Of course great care must be taken to minimise the risk for teaching staff. But trying to stop schools reopening at all is a betrayal of the most needy children who are not receiving any education at home. twitter.com/politicshome/s…