Coronavirus: We should have known Boris Johnson would let us down

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

Katy Preen
Apr 21, 2020 · 4 min read
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“The real hero of Jaws is the mayor. A gigantic fish is eating all your constituents and he decides to keep the beaches open. OK, in that instance he was actually wrong. But in principle, we need more politicians like the mayor — we are often the only obstacle against all the nonsense which is really a massive conspiracy against the taxpayer.”

“And when there is a risk that new diseases such as coronavirus would trigger a panic, and a desire for market segregation that go beyond what is medically rational, to the point of doing real and unnecessary economic damage. Then, at that moment, humanity needs some government somewhere that is willing, at least, to make the case powerfully for freedom of exchange. Some country ready to take off its Clark Kent spectacles and leap into the phone booth and emerge with its cloak flowing as the supercharged champion of the right of populations of the Earth to buy and sell freely among each other. And here in Greenwich in the first week of February 2020, I can tell you, in all humility, that the UK is ready for that role.”

“One of the theories, is, you know, that perhaps you could sort of take it on the chin, take it all in one, in one go, and allow the disease, as it were, to, to move through the population.”

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