James Melville

James Melville

James Melville is a political writer, contributing to Byline Times, as well as managing director of media consultancy East Points West in the UK.

Coronavirus pandemic

Non-apologies for coronavirus deaths are not good enough

The UK government blusters its way through excuses for its poor response to coronavirus. It must be held accountable.

Non-apologies for coronavirus deaths are not good enough

Coronavirus pandemic

Isolationism is not the way forward during coronavirus

While Germany has taken in Italian patients for treatment, the UK has failed to participate in an EU ventilator scheme.

Isolationism is not the way forward during coronavirus

Health

Do try this at home: how one Italian town fought coronavirus

The evidence is clear: Mass testing for the virus is the key to its eradication – and to saving lives.

Do try this at home: how one Italian town fought coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

The UK's tax on foreign nurses must be scrapped

The UK government is shooting itself in the foot during the coronavirus crisis with its migrant workers' 'nurse tax'.

The UK's tax on foreign nurses must be scrapped

United Kingdom

Welfare cuts have left UK undefended against coronavirus

The UK has fewer ICU beds per capita than Italy. Austerity measures have led to a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Welfare cuts have left UK undefended against coronavirus