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The Reckoning | As Britain begins to reopen, there is a need for a reckoning: what has happened during this pandemic; how have decisions been taken; and what must be done differently? Government by three-word slogans is not going to be enough to deliver a fairer future.

The Reckoning

Death at Justice

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Listen to the story of Emanuel Gomes


Emanuel Gomes and Luis Eduardo Veintimilla were cleaners at the Ministry of Justice and when the coronavirus lockdown sent millions home, they were still required to go to work. Their stories help us understand a lot about how we live, what we value and how we are governed – and the need for a reckoning about decisions taken during the pandemic.

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