would be really great if gordon brown could make an intervention and discuss how quickly and effectively he forced damian mcbride out when he was in the shit. the difference between his reaction to his special advisor’s misbehaviour and boris johnson’s could not be bigger
If the Conservatives truly thought they could weaponise an uncle dying, or learning difficulties in a child, to justify Cummings’ behaviour, then they have just made every parent with a child with learning difficulties, and everyone who has lost a loved one, even angrier.
We had a caller on LBC recently who had a heavily autistic son living in a supported home many miles away. He felt very alone and was really struggling with lockdown. She said every instinct as a parent was to go and see him but she hadn’t, because those were the rules.
I’m still only fifteen. I love with my mother and brother. My brother is a high-functioning autistic child. My mum has coped. He’s nine. I’m fifteen. Drastically different needs to meet, day in, day out. She’s done it and I’m so proud of her.https://picsoci.com/tweet/EjIbInSCnv
There is now no reason why the daily briefing couldn’t have 4 or 5 socially distanced journalists a day in a briefing room asking the PM or ministers the questions face to face. Today’s questioning was a technical disaster. It was very convenient for the government.
My team called Public Health England on behalf of constituents in difficult circumstances to ask if travel could be justified, eg parents of students struggling with mental health wanting to pick them up. Advice was *always* not to travel. Boris Johnson defending the indefensible
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