Covid laid bare existing weaknesses in UK government, says NAO

Report highlights data failings, workforce shortages and disconnect between health and social care

Coronavirus has exposed decades-long weaknesses in government and divisions in wider society, an official parliamentary watchdog has said, including neglect of social care and chronic underfunding in local government.

Amid renewed questions over the reopening timetable, the National Audit Office (NAO) warned that from the very start of the pandemic a lack of planning had left ministers without a “playbook” on how to respond.

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Cecil Rhodes statue at Oxford college should go, says independent report

Thu May 20 , 2021
Exclusive: commission’s finding follows number of protests over colonial legacy at Oriel College An independent commission set up to examine the future of Oxford University’s controversial statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes has recommended its removal. The commission was set up last June after Oxford University’s Oriel College voted in […]

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