I actually feel sorry for Boris JohnsonWatch
True but he's had a lot to deal with lately, brexit now this coronavirus and he has a partner in the early stages of pregnancy
But maybe I’m saying this because I hate the guy.
Must really suck, but hey, who said this gig was ever going to be easy?
Although not terribly for or against him (he was not in my top 3 leadership picks from the contest and he is a populist rather than anybody with a true vision - though an optimistic populist which makes a change vs say Trump) he is governing in what could be the worst national emergency in more than 75 years and in a country where half the politically engaged people are snowflakes who think we should copy other countries regardless of evidence doubting its effectiveness (closing schools for example is one of the least effective ways to deal with a pandemic, especially one where they are disproportionately likely to be unharmed) and the other half of politically engaged people will be demanding that their liberty to go to the pub be upheld because nobody there has the virus (or so they think).
It's incredibly difficult and i mildly support his actions thus far. We got phase 1 correct relative to most countries and while a little behind the curve on phase 2, there's no actual evidence outside Wuhan (where people were literally locked inside and prevented from working) that the quarantine approach works yet in the short term, let alone the long term (perhaps cases just come back). Only in recent days has the growth in active Italian cases began to slow markedly (not even in nominal terms yet though).