Vital messaging to the public risked even as PM tries to squash a narrative of new Covid rules distracting from the ‘party video’
Boris Johnson’s decision to move England to plan B measures is hardly a widely controversial one. It has the backing of Labour, the Liberal Democrats, his scientific advisers and health officials, many of whom had been calling for it for weeks.
But many will be alarmed at the manner of the announcement – and the suspicion that it has been a distraction tactic relating to a political scandal.
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