Aug 10, 2017 - 6 min
Janan Ganesh: the most striking thing about lockdown dissent is how little of it there is. "According to a YouGov survey, 68 per cent of people in Britain support a two-week 'circuit breaker' of a lockdown. Just 20 per cent oppose it. Put together, those who believe that new restrictions either go too far or strike the right balance are outnumbered by those who view them as inadequate... The passiveness of an unrevolutionary nation, you might think, until you discover similar attitudes elsewhere." He reflects in his Financial Times' column.