Covid-19 expert resignation was mistake for UK. Plus Rory Stewart quits London mayor race
Professor Neil Ferguson, one of the UK's leading Covid-19 experts, has resigned from the government's SAGE advisory panel after getting caught breaking his own lockdown rules. Critics say he couldn't continue in the face of accusations of hypocrisy as the general public continues to self-isolate. But how does his stepping down make the country safer? The Evening Standard's associate editor Julian Glover argues he should have held his ground , and the UK needs to accept flawed people can make good decisions.
Rory Stewart has dropped out of the London mayoral race claiming pandemic restrictions in the city make it "impossible" to campaign for an already delayed election. He announced the decision with an article in the Evening Standard, and hasn't yet given any other candidate his endorsement. Our City Hall editor Ross Lydall breaks down what the move means for the rest of the runners, including how Sadiq Khan could be the one with the most to gain.
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