“What planet are they on?” is the question leading the Daily Mail’s front page on Monday. Angled on the backlash the PM has received – both from within the Conservative Party ranks and externally – the paper is critical of what it says is Boris Johnson’s “extraordinary” defence of his senior adviser. The Mail’s comment says Mr Cummings’ actions have “given every selfish person a licence to play fast and loose with public health”. (bbc newsaper headlines today).
How about the “planet of the Apes” (alpha males obviously)? – Owl
For weeks ministers have stood at lecterns carrying the slogans:
Stay at Home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives
We were also told these were “instructions”.
Throughout its management of the pandemic the government has seemed to Owl to have spent disproportionate effort in devising such messages. To the extent of wrapping its strategy around the message rather than vice versa and even delaying the roll out of actions until the message has been formulated.
“Stay at Home” is crystal clear, what is it that Boris Johnson doesn’t get?