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1980s AIDS TV ads show scaring public ISN’T the way to beat Covid

Do you remember the ‘Don’t Die Of Ignorance’ AIDS advert from the 1980s – the one with the tombstone? I certainly do. I was six and it scared the bejesus out of me.  The apocalyptic, exploding volcano, clanging noises and terrifying voiceover – Elephant Man actor John Hurt, as it happens: ‘There is now a danger […]

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UK lockdown announced amid Tory MPs’ rows over economic impact

Boris Johnson finally arrived at the Downing Street podium yesterday, his press conference had been delayed four times over three hours. The Prime Minister had been forced to telescope two days of preparations for the expected Monday announcement into one afternoon following a leak to yesterday’s papers – and amid claims of chaos and infighting […]