Steve Hawkes (@steve_hawkes )

Steve Hawkes

Bio Director and Senior Vice President, Issues and Public Affairs, at Burson Cohn & Wolfe: Ex-journo at The Sun, Times, Mirror, Tel.
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iPhone : Michael was exhausted by the end. James Baldwin looked exhausted pretty much all the way through “I’m Not Your Negro”. It’s exhausting explaining this stuff! Yet it’s so obvious if you’re black! Michael was a beautiful bowler, and he’s a beautiful human being. Give this a listen.…

iPhone : Quite striking how Rishi Sunak is prepared to acknowledge and explain trade-offs. Doesn’t pretend that there are choices without downsides. Treats the audience like grown-ups.

Twitter Web App : Amazing, amazing figure.

The bill for PPE this year is now estimated at £15bn...

.... more than the combined cost of all three great offices of state - the Home Office, the Foreign Office and the Treasury

Twitter Web App : Bang on. Spending more on Covid now might actually mean being able to spend less on the economy down the track.…

Twitter Web App : After Keir Starmer’s question to Boris Johnson #StayAlert on NHS parking charges in England, No10 has sought to clairfy the policy: NHS staff can continue to park for free and free parking will remain until the pandemic is over.

But who decides when the pandemic is over? No answer on that

Twitter Web App : Is this really the level of Labour's social media fight back? Rishi Sunak's social media machine is way head, this is clunky to look at and not sure it even makes sense.…

Twitter Web App : If the six-month VAT cut for restaurants, pubs, hotels & attractions was widely-drawn in scope, it would cost much more than £4.1bn. That’s why HMRC aren’t publishing their guidance on the scope today, cos the story would rapidly become about who doesn’t benefit, not who does.

Twitter Web App : Cricket delayed to 2pm because of the rain, and England are 0-1.

Nature is healing.

Twitter Web App : 90 minutes into the chancellors economic statement and no talk of childcare at all - and when I raised it the chancellor doesn't get the crisis facing the sector affecting places. Without help now get ready for parents having to take their kids to work...#Budget2020

Twitter Web App : Wickets and bails splayed everywhere by another beautiful delivery. A must watch…

Twitter Web App : He skated over it but I thought most remarkable point in Chancellor's speech was that he's provided £49bn to support public services. That's £30bn more than OBR's June estimate. Huge.

Twitter Web App : Did anyone catch Jeremy Corbyn's face during that ? Rishi Sunak again hugely impressive, all necessary spending but boy will there be a bill for this. And the Chancellor may need a even bigger bazooka if the Govt doesn't get to grips with the virus by the winter