Professor Matthew Flinders
Total 17 Posts
Billed as a speech from a leader making daring decisions to fix the nation, the prime minister’s conference appearance rapidly descended into jokes about beavers.
Ending lockdown on July 19 is about more than embracing “freedom” – it’s about shifting responsibility for tough decisions onto the public. The prime minister is undoubtedly gambling with people’s lives. It will be the biggest gamble of Johnson’s political career.
A case study in the art of planting seeds and setting traps. This was as much about the future of Dominic Cummings – who can’t pull the trigger but can help direct the gun – as it was about the government’s response to COVID.
Politics cannot be separated from emotion, as the past few months have clearly shown.
Financial support is the way to protect health and the economy. Right now, Boris Johnson is achieving neither.
How did the British prime minister and Brazilian president’s brush with COVID-19 affect them politically?
A pathological need to please is preventing the prime minister from breaking bad news.