BBC presenter and Johnson’s Tory biographer in remarkably frank discussion of the Tory arrogance that made even Downing St into virus hotspot
On the BBC’s Newsnight last night, presenter Emily Maitlis gave a summary of the Tories’ claims about the coronavirus, highlighting the arrogance behind it before going on to call for social change to prevent even worse injustice.
And on today’s BBC News, both the presenter and Boris Johnson’s conservative biographer both highlighted the arrogant and dismissive attitude of Johnson and his team – even attributing the development of Downing Street as a virus hotspot to the Tories’ delusions of ‘invincibility’:
The Tories’ dismissiveness and complacency about the coronavirus threat goes back to the early days of UK awareness of its existence – and the resulting failure to prepare is costing lives every day.
It’s too much to hope that these frank comments herald a change in the BBC’s innate bias toward the Conservatives – which makes it all the more important that these moments of clarity are seen widely.
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