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The political leadership being demonstrated by combined authority mayors across the North is all the more striking in its contrast to the absence of clear and coherent leadership from the centre.
‘Prozac leaders’ believe their own rhetoric that “everything is going well”. But this wishful thinking can quickly contaminate organisations, and has been disastrous during the pandemic.
The prime minister was slow to take the coronavirus crisis seriously and delegates at every opportunity.
The notion of SAGE being independent appears nowhere in its 64 pages of guidelines. But the case for more transparency is obvious.
In my time as a chief scientific adviser in government, I experienced many SAGEs and chaired a few of them. Here, I explain what happens behind those doors and why they need to remain closed – at least initially.