Blame Game

Total 5 Posts

July 19 ‘Freedom Day’: Boris Johnson’s biggest gamble is trusting the public.

5 min read
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.

Dominic Cummings: Look closely to see the traps he is setting.

5 min read
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.

Why do they keep trying to shift the blame onto the small minority?

3 min read
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.

Coronavirus: The tactics we will see as Boris Johnson seeks to avoid blame.

5 min read
After dealing with the initial health crisis, Boris Johnson must find a narrative that puts his team in a good light.

Coronavirus blame games – Who really benefits?

5 min read
Politicians have a tendency to dodge accountability after crises, but our ‘gotcha’ culture makes that inevitable. We can all do better this time.
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