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Twitterverse: what is the UK government going to call the national lockdown? “Tier 4”? “Operation standing together”? “Winter war”? Pitch your guesses, (almost) eternal glory awaits anyone who gets it right.
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ITV (pol ed), Speakers for Schools (founder), writer (WTF), Hospice UK (vice pres), Arsenal (East Stand), Peston (as in #Peston show, 10.45pm Weds). So?
Peston has details of the new restrictions in their entirety. More than an hour before Johnson tells the nation. Who leaked it? What has happened to governance in this country? Why are selected journalists being favoured? Why are we being treated with utter contempt?
It’s not a leak that “has damaged trust” during a pandemic. It is a dithering incompetent government
Told Boris Johnson is furious that details of the imminent lockdown were leaked from yesterday’s meeting to Sky/Times/Mail, and has ordered a leak inquiry. No10 insist they didn’t brief it and that whoever is responsible has damaged trust in the middle of a public health crisis👀
This is the stuff that elevates Johnson, & his whole gang of sycophants & sociopaths, above ‘normal’ incompetence & cluelessness. He simply can’t help picking pointless, performative fights that harm him more than any opponent. His stubbornness & arrogance are literally lethal.