Boris Johnson's Finest Hour?

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Couldn't agree more - we are very lacking in likeable politicians, imo. I think Labour's front people are the main reason they didn't get elected and if Corbyn cared about the Labour party more than his own ego, he should have stepped down a long, long time ago - way before the election.
Agreed I would have liked Jess Phillips to be Labour leader but it wasn't to be. I think she has the personality to do it. I dont know much about her but I saw Lisa Nandy facing Piers and she handled him better than anyone else I have seen but suspect they will go for Kier Starmer who will be better than Rebecca Long- Bailey
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So far hes been fine.

Its was a very good idea to arrange the briefings in the way that he has done, where he as the leader gives the general message, then he hands it over to experts/specialists/ministers to give the detail in their area.

Those complaining that they seem more informed and give more useful information... that's kind of the point.

Its good leadership, let the people who have the expertise in those areas display it and take the credit for their work, rather than trying to steal it all and present it as your own stuff.

If - and its a big if - we come through this relatively well compared to other nations, he will see a boost in popularity.. but I'm not convinced we will come through it better than others yet.

As for Rishi - he looks great, and is a great speaker. But I worry for him. Yes everyone is happy now, but most people aren't thinking about the consequences of this.. I worry he will be the 'gordon brown' of this crisis.. who everyone blames for their financial policy for years to come because of how long it takes us to recover from, even though no one else was suggesting any different and he didn't have much choice.
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His performance has been poor. He is doing his usual floundering and flippant routine.

The government is trying to close the stable door after the coronavirus has bolted, despite having examples of Italy and Spain etc. to learn from.
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His performance has been poor. He is doing his usual floundering and flippant routine.

The government is trying to close the stable door after the coronavirus has bolted, despite having examples of Italy and Spain etc. to learn from.
Rubbish.

Talk is cheap.

I'd like to see you do better placed in the highest office and being held accountable for everything you say and everything you do with potentially tens of thousands of lives at stake and the precariousness of the entire economy together, communication which navigates the minefield of preserving liberalism while not causing mass panic and with keeping social order from becoming all out riots and looting.
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Off licenses now being treated as vital shops. Once again, economic concerns are trumping reasoned management of the crisis. The off license industry complained that the supermarkets were cleaning up. It would have made a lot more sense to shut down supermarket alcohol sales as well.
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It would have made a lot more sense to shut down supermarket alcohol sales as well.
Steady on.....we don't have many pleasures left
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Steady on.....we don't have many pleasures left
I expect the govt didn't want to cause riots. :rolleyes:
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Off licenses now being treated as vital shops. Once again, economic concerns are trumping reasoned management of the crisis. The off license industry complained that the supermarkets were cleaning up. It would have made a lot more sense to shut down supermarket alcohol sales as well.
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Steady on.....we don't have many pleasures left
(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
I expect the govt didn't want to cause riots. :rolleyes:
Most are corner shops anyway.

Mr Johnson still as useless this afternoon. Chief Medical Officer talked sense.
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Most are corner shops anyway.

Mr Johnson still as useless this afternoon. Chief Medical Officer talked sense.
This will be the same CMO who rejected national testing early on, advice which Germany sensibly ignored and now has a much better grip on the crisis than the UK does.
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