Senior public health professional John Ashton appeared on last night’s Channel 4 News and – in spite of frantic attempts by the presenter to divert him – demanded the resignation of Boris Johnson and his advisers for their handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Ashton condemned the “systemic failure of leadership and action”, the government’s “flawed” science and the “unethical, unacceptable” plan to allow the virus to spread by failing to test – which Ashton said will cost lives that did not need to be lost:
Prof Ashton is right: they must go – and when this crisis passes, they must be held accountable for the deaths they have caused.
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