Inside the Lockdown Debates

Article by the Danube Institute's President, John O'Sullivan

As Andrew Cusack's Letter from London reveals, with sometimes alarming examples, Britain’s battle with the Covid-19 pandemic had a large cast of villains and incompetents but a sad dearth of heroes. My own list of the latter would not be much longer than Lord Sumption, Fraser Nelson, Toby Young, the fifty-five Tory MPs who voted against locking down Britain into tiers in December 2020, and circles around the Daily Sceptic, the Spectator and the Daily Telegraph, of which the last gave space to heterodox opinions even when its own editorials supported the lockdown.