For the start of our UK “Covid-19 messaging” series please click here.
This is the message Boris Johnson apparently wanted to impart to the citizens of England on May 22nd 2020:
Then came the news that BoJo’s “senior aide” Dominic Cummings had risked spreading the virus by driving from London to Durham. By the morning of May 24th the front pages of the “conservative” mainstream media looked like this, with thanks once again to Neil Henderson‘s Twitter feed:
On the evening of May 24th Boris retweeted a message from 10 Downing Street, then somewhat unusually stood behind the lectern at the Covid-19 daily briefing and refused to throw his top aide to the dogs. Try starting to watch the video at around 4:30:
The following morning I found myself agreeing with a Daily Mail headline for probably the first time in living memory:
Alternative points of view were less critical of Mr. Cummings’ actions:
I wonder how the Times’ promised “cabinet backlash” will pan out? I also cannot help but wonder how many Great British citizens will ignore the messages imparted in any future Tweets by Boris Johnson.
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Fresh from Boris Johnson’s Twitter feed this morning:
The hypocrisy is (sadly no longer) beyond belief. #StayAlert!
And from the Prime Minister this afternoon:
From Matt Hancock this morning:
There’s been a long list of “messages” delivered via Twitter today. Here’s a non exhaustive sample:
Meanwhile in other recent news the Director of Public Health at Blackburn with Darwen Council has this to say:
More messages have been emanating from 10 Downing Street this morning:
Meanwhile at Durdle Door in Dorset yesterday:
As if all that isn’t bad enough, Matt Hancock is quoting the Daily Telegraph with approval:
Boris Johnson tweets this morning:
By way of stark contrast to BoJo’s message of “joy and relief”, an expert in public health at Oxford University retweeted this tweet from a member of the Independent SAGE committee yesterday: