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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.
Sometimes the media are complicit in focusing disproportionately on the exception and run the risk of turning the exception into the rule, Stephen Reicher argues in a brilliant thread on government and media coronavirus communication.
After dealing with the initial health crisis, Boris Johnson must find a narrative that puts his team in a good light.