Why libertarianism caused the UK government to fail against Covid

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It is the end of January 2021, and the UK has reached an official death toll from Covid of over 100,000 people. People are asking what went so wrong.

Whilst the obvious answers are all about decisions, timing, and science, I believe a deeper problem lies at the heart of this. The UK government is deeply ideological, and focussed on a single issue…