The most worrying part of Boris Johnson’s appearance at the Liaison Committee

I’ve often been on the receiving ends of advice from experts before having to make decisions.

Along the way I’ve learnt how one of the key precursors to making good decisions is to understand when the expert advice you are receiving differs from the views of other experts – and to find out why.

Good experts, giving good advice, have convincing explanations as to why their answers are different.

Which is why it was so worrying to watch Boris Johnson flounder when asked why the scientists advising him are recommending people keep 2 metres apart, which is a different distance from the advice being given elsewhere.

There may be a good reason for the 2 metres. I don’t know. But I do know that the Prime Minister – judging by his answers – has never properly dug into why this advice is different from that of others.

That’s, at best, careless.

It’s not what someone on top of the detail and exercising sound judgement would do.

That is not what we need from a Prime Minister.


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5 responses to “The most worrying part of Boris Johnson’s appearance at the Liaison Committee”

  1. Firstly. Boris is not well. His decision making abilities must be clouded.
    Secondly. He is burning up political credit.

  2. as usual he thinks he doesn’t need to read his briefs, resulting in a woman being kept in jail for five years instead of pleading for her release..
    Still, no worry, it’s only a game, this politics stuff..

  3. I think the most worrying part was actually where he indicated that he was unaware of the policy of no recourse to public funds. Surely this is something someone should have noticed. Maybe a question for one of our MPs next PMQs?

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