Historian Sir Hew Strachan has called for National Service to be re-introduced in a special MoD Commissioned Report. The professor argues that reintroducing National Service will provide a much-needed connection between the military and the general public, especially as he is now too old to be considered himself and has enjoyed an entire adult life without fear of being conscripted.
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced “unprecedented” package of measures that would see companies receive grants to pay their PAYE workers 80% of their salaries However for the self-employed and those not covered by the package, the Government has advised the watching of the 2016 Ken Loach movie “I, Daniel Blake” to familiarise those wishing to take advantage of more generous Universal Credit qualifications and other state benefit packages.
Cafes, pubs and restaurants must close from Friday night – except for take-away food – to tackle coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Leaving thousands of screenwriters and authors absolutely nowhere to go to create their “masterpieces”, with experts estimating that the supply of new material will dry up in three months.
Iain Duncan Smith has rejected suggestions that workers should be given a universal basic income during the coronavirus pandemic. And in justifying his decision, IDS has suggested that not enough people in this country have experienced the joyous freedom that crippling debt can bring the individual.