The Sunday Times puts the boot into Boris Johnson’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic…

I am sure Boris was feeling bad enough recovering from COVID-19, opening yesterdays Sunday Times I am sure did nothing to lift his mood.

Coronavirus: 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster was the headline and just to reinforce the point the subheading hammered home the main accusations – ‘Boris Johnson skipped five Cobra meetings on the virus, calls to order protective gear were ignored and scientists’ warnings fell on deaf ears. Failings in February may have cost thousands of lives’.

It told the story of a bumbling incoherent Government strategy to deal with COVID-19 with large dollops of arrogance and complacency for good measure. Click on some of the screen grabs in the tweet below to give you an idea.

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs” by Foreign and Commonwealth Office is licensed under CC BY

Boris Johnson is very entertaining with bags of charisma, but with tens of thousands dead already, he is looking like a joke that is not funny anymore.

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