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The coronavirus crisis ignites a bonfire of Conservative party orthodoxies | The Guardian Opinion |

You can see some of the tensions this creates in the strained and exhausted face of Boris Johnson whenever he appears at the now daily news conferences. This instinctive libertarian, who used to earn his living by penning newspaper columns ridiculing "the nanny state" is being impelled to introduce social controls of a kind not seen since the Second World War.

Some of the constraints go further than that time of national trial. They didn't shut the boozers during the Blitz. He finds himself, and clearly hates having to be, the prime minister responsible "for taking away the ancient and inalienable right of every freeborn Englishman to go to the pub".

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`Disaster socialism': Will coronavirus crisis finally change how Americans see the safety net? | Will Bunch |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sun Mar 22nd, 2020 at 02:33:00 PM EST

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