Boris Johnson BA’d
The Prime Minister is set to address the country today with tough new economic measures designed to shock the nation into lockdown. The risk to the economy is one that many now think the current government is no longer fit to take.
Huge sections of the economic fabric of our society now look like they will be sacrificed by the Prime Minister, hospitality is at the front of the sacrificial queue, but for what purpose remains unclear.
All measures taken to date are looking like sticking plasters on a condition that has not been fully diagnosed, and certainly has no credible care plan.
Track, trace and isolate was promised to be ‘world class’ but despite all the fist waving and bluster from the main cheer leader, is absent.
Scientific evidence to back up measures like the 10pm curfew on hospitality have never been presented.
Millions of people up and down the country have been waiting for four days now to hear how their hospitality livelihoods will be further damaged.
The local lockdown measures that have been in place in cities like Leicester since the end of June show no sign of being lifted. While the number of cases per 100,000 people in Leicester in early October remain at similar levels to the end of June.
Now, when other cities and regions are staring at local lockdown measures being enforced, including closing hospitality venues, people will ask why, what has it achieved?
The crunch factor for hospitality businesses is support, or the lack of it.
Many ‘viable’ hospitality businesses have collapsed from the impact of Covid-19, with many more hanging in the balance dependent upon a ‘viable’ strategic and tactical plan being delivered by the Prime Minister later today.
The Prime Minister needs to also deliver ‘viable’ financial support for hospitality businesses being forced to limit or end trading by the government.
Anything less will see loud and persistent calls for Boris Johnson to exit quietly like British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz, and let someone else take the helm.
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