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Yesterday’s plan was small-scale and short-termist

By Andrew Sentance  

Photo: John Sibley/PA Wire/PA Images

September has been a momentous month for the management of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. Children have returned to school and students have started to go back to their universities. The government started with a message about “getting back to the office” and returning to work as normal.

But as the month has progressed, we have heard the sound of screeching brakes and a sharp reversal in direction. The…

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