UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his chief strategist Dominic Cummings (File)
As the UK’s official Coronavirus death toll passed 31,000, I spoke with talkRADIO’s Cristo Foufas on Saturday about the Government compounding the crisis with mismanagement and spreading of rumors.
Our 20-minute discussion begins with the Johnson Government’s deceptive “spin”, now withdrawn, that many stay-at-home restrictions will be lifted on Monday. We compare that PR effort with the straightforward handling of the situation, with transparency in Friday announcements, by the Welsh and Scottish Governments.
We widen the chat to review the past deceptions from London, explaining the damage to the trust and information needed in a pandemic.