The moment has come for Boris Johnson to get Britain back on its feet or we face a catastrophic recession – The Sun

Furlough blow

WE didn’t need any more evidence that Britain is on the brink of a truly catastrophic recession. But we’ve got it.

According to a grim survey from the Institute of Directors, one in four firms say they won’t be able to top up the salaries of furloughed workers when they are called upon to do so by the Chancellor in August.

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In other words, a quarter of all eight million furloughed Brits could be in danger of losing their jobs before the summer is out.

Which is why the Government must not waste a moment in getting this country moving again.

We’re delighted that non-essential shops will open on June 15 — it will serve as a welcome sign that the nation is ready for business.

And it’s great to hear Boris making positive noises about pubs, the beating heart of Britain.

But what about other businesses and schools?

The Government can’t guarantee to keep the entire population free from illness. That would have been impossible even before the pandemic hit.

But Covid-19 case numbers are now declining dramatically. And the great British public have become experts in following social distancing rules.

Surely the moment has come to get this country back on its feet.

Good to go

THE case for getting Britain out of the EU by the end of this year has never been stronger.

We know that sorting all the details in six months will be a challenge.

But it can’t be beyond the best brains in the country. And the alternative is extending the transition period, staying in, and watching British businesses get taxed to high heaven by Eurocrats on a mission to bail out half the continent.

Our own enormous coronavirus package will cost us dearly over the coming years. If the predictions coming out of the Treasury prove accurate, almost every Brit is going to feel the pinch.

We won’t have the money or the inclination to be bankrolling our European neighbours.

Corona prince

THREE cheers for Prince William.

He has done both his country and his family proud in our time of crisis.

And his brave documentary — airing tonight — will remind those struggling with their mental health in lockdown that they’re not alone.

Those who hate the monarchy tell us that it will die out with the Queen or Prince Charles.

But with William and his charming children around, we predict a long, happy future.


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