UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson bangs a gong to mark departure from the European Union, January 31, 2020

I spoke with BBC Three Counties’ Roberto Perrone on Friday about UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest diversion from criticism of his Government, including its mishandling of the Coronavirus crisis and a failed declaration of a “New Deal” for the British economy.

I summarize Johnson’s proclamation of a regular televised press conference, compare it with the spectacle of the Trump Administration’s briefings, and return to the essential issues of the Government’s competence and accountability.

Listen to Discussion from 17:08