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Covid-19 Messaging in the United Kingdom

With apologies to Neil Henderson here is a sequential set of “front page news” headlines from the Great British mainstream media over the past four days:

When the Danse Macabre is over and the inevitable “second wave” of Covid-19 invades “This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle” who do you suppose will take the blame?

Here is our glorious government’s alleged message du jour:

Plus some creative alternative messages gleaned from Twitter this morning:

[Edit – May 11th]

Here is the Daily Telegraph’s version of Boris Johnson’s speech to the once United Kingdom, pre-recorded then broadcast at 19:00 hours British Summer Time:

The mainstream media’s response this morning, via Helena Wilkinson for a change:

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BoJo? Master Matt? A.N. Other?

According to this morning’s Mail on Sunday they have recently had a disagreement about whose desk the novel coronavirus buck should land on:

Health Secretary Matt Hancock urged Boris Johnson to ‘give me a break’ in a furious bust-up over the Covid crisis.

The row – which raises questions over the beleaguered Minister’s Cabinet future – can be revealed as the Prime Minister prepares to use a televised address to the nation this evening to set out his roadmap for easing the national lockdown.

Who do you suppose “briefed” the Mail on that “Shock News!”?

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