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12/05/2020

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The Slicer

Nice surmise, and important balanced points around economic welfare.
Boris has got plenty of speech writing talent on hand, and clearly his bluster is a breath of fresh air to some. He's got at least 2 problems - one of which he highlighted in his "repair the damage" speech last night (which I think was much clearer than the previous one):
1. it is much more tricky to make decisions to emerge from lockdown than to shut down, and even more tricky to explain those to public and journalists who focus on very specific detail when the broad sweep is all that can be decided at this point.
2. He faces challenges from 2 extremes within his own party - those wanting to "get wealth going" and those who wish to prioritise lives over an early return to economic improvement/wealth generation. Presenting a coherent approach with that kind of stuff going on in the background can't be easy.

That said, well done Norn Iron Executive on the detail published today. It fits within the same broad sweep as England's principles but timed a little differently at this point, and much clearer - probably because they didn't get themselves pressurised into releasing something half-baked.

Some of the journalists/media presenters should be ashamed 'tho. After pressurising government to shut down/shut schools, almost no sooner than that happens, stirring discontent over lockdown, economic effects, return to schools, and lack of certainty on timescales.

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