It seems that there was more than one occasion during Prime Minister’s Questions last Wednesday when alleged incumbent Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was economical with the actualité: he’s been caught out over a claim made about care homes.reported yesterday that “More than a third of care homes in England have now recorded a coronavirus outbreak, official figures reveal. Public Health England data shows 5,546 care homes out of a total of 15,514 had confirmed or suspected outbreaks since early March and almost every district has now had an outbreak in at least one”, there was scepticism over Matt Hancock’s claim that care homes had been protected.told that their “Review contradicts Boris Johnson on claims he ordered early lockdown at UK care homes”. He had told the Commons “We brought in the lockdown in care homes ahead of the general lockdown”. So what did he do, or not?analysis of official figures … the pandemic has resulted in over 20,000 deaths in UK care homes”. Colette Austin observed “‘Review contradicts Boris Johnson on … claims he ordered early lockdown at UK care homes’ Reuters confirms it. He didn't. We knew he didn't. Loved ones died because he didn’t”.
The economist and commentator J K Galbraith said of the art of leadership that “A leader can compromise, get the best deal he can … but he cannot be thought to evade”. Bozo keeps on evading, and he keeps on getting caught. Not much leadership there, then.