People expect leadership from the PM on Coronavirus

Responding to the news that the PM will wait until Monday to chair a COBRA meeting on Coronavirus, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said: “People across the country are anxious and concerned about Coronavirus: they want to see leadership. 

Acting Leader Ed Davey

“The Liberal Democrats called on Boris Johnson to chair a COBRA meeting weeks ago to ensure everything was being done to prepare for a potential Coronavirus outbreak. With the NHS already so stretched, it’s gobsmacking that the Prime Minister has delayed chairing COBRA for so long.  

“Just like his failure to visit communities hit by flooding, on Coronavirus Johnson seems like he’d rather bury his head in the sand than hear for himself what the experts are saying and what his Ministers are doing.”

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