UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a press conference about Coronavirus, March 12, 2020 (PA)
In our latest UK Week in Review, I joined talkRADIO’s Martin Kelner on Friday to discuss the Government’s measures to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.
We look at the reasons for the response, at variance with that of other European countries — including Ireland — who are pursuing a tougher approach for “social distancing”. We consider the political implications for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. And we bury this week’s Budget, in light of the emergency spending measures over Coronavirus, as “yesterday’s chip paper”.