Johnson’s disaster has been hammered – briefly but massively virally – by the official UK civil service Twitter account. Now at least three of his own behavioural science advisory group slam his disastrous press briefing performance
Boris Johnson brutally put down earlier this evening by a short-lived but massively shared tweet published on the official UK civil service Twitter account. The tweet, which called Johnson and his ministers ‘arrogant and offensive’ ‘truth twisters’, was shared 33,000 times in the ten minutes before it was deleted – and was so widely shared that even the BBC could not ignore it.
And now at least three members of one of Johnson’s own key scientific advisory groups – SPI-B, which is effectively the government’s ‘SAGE’ on behavioural science and feeds into the full SAGE committee – have publicly accused Johnson of ‘trashing’ all their efforts to build public trust and cooperation in the government’s anti-coronavirus measures:
Original tweeter Stephen Reicher wasn’t finished, either. He continued his thread with a list of what Johnson had ‘trashed’ in the first few minutes of his defence of Dominic Cummings’s trips from London to Durham this evening – and accused Johnson of not ‘want[ing] to listen to science.
And of being so appallingly bad that the only way for the public to do the right thing was to ignore the government:
Such a condemnation from his own science team could hardly be more damning.
Johnson’s desperate reliance on his handler has exposed his uselessness and bankruptcy to the nation.
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