Urging neighbours to tell on each other for meeting in groups of more than six while up to 30 can gather to blast grouse is a typically Tory policy.
Following the rules is important but Home Office minister Kit Malthouse betrays a nasty side if he wants snoopers to call the police because two grandparents rather than one are sitting with a family of five in their garden.
The “rule of six” in England should be changed to match Wales and Scotland, where children under 12 are excluded.
And ministers from Boris Johnson down need to recognise that the best way to get the public to comply with these measures is for them to understand why they are necessary.
They can’t be enforced by Stasi-like threats.
Continued failings in the vital Test and Trace system underline the Government’s failure to protect us from the feared second wave.
Boris is wrong
Five former Labour and Conservative Prime Ministers are right: Boris Johnson threatening to break his own Brexit divorce law is wrong.
Conservative MPs must stand up and be counted in next week’s key votes.
They must defy the Downing Street charlatan and uphold Britain’s international reputation for honesty and integrity.
Johnson never “Got Brexit Done”.
Going back on an agreement he signed will jeopardise, not safeguard, 43% of British exports and hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Brexit is Johnson’s mess but the worry is that he is way out of his depth and unable to untangle the chaos he has created.
Ed Miliband’s brutal demolition of Johnson left the PM exposed as a vacuous nonentity.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s £19 “full English” breakfast is for diners with more money than sense.
Though by charging a fiver for an extra sausage in the Savoy Grill, at least Ramsay is helping people watch their waistlines.