carpetcleaner wrote: PH wrote:
See this link from yesterday which reports of an opinion poll which shows that the majority of the population have confidence in Boris.
We live in troubling times, we need leadership that makes the right decisions, surely even you can see the difference between that and popularity.
The question on the poll was 'How much confidence, if any, do you have in the following to make the right decisions when it comes to the corona virus outbreak'?
Yes, if you agree with the actions being taken then you'll have confidence in them, that's popularity.
I've been reading about the change in policy over the pubs and other venues being closed down, the medical advice remained constant, it was known to be better for people to stay away. The experts differed on the behavioral aspect, with the idea that people would be more likely to conform to restrictions they'd placed on themselves. They were wrong, hence the change in policy, but the ideas have taken hold and it's harder to impose restrictions now than it would have been earlier.
This isn't intended to be party political, or even anti Boris, I'm not suggesting the policy wasn't made with the best intention, I don't know, I hope it was. But when it's demonstrated to be wrong, they should come out and say so to mitigate the error, that might dip the opinion polls, but IMO it would be strong leadership.