Oldjohnw wrote:Johnson says he will do whatever is necessary at the right time.
Like about two weeks ago.
Johnson's using weasel words. There are different "right times". The right time for a lot of things that still need to happen was (as you say) sometime ago (according to the scientific advice). The right time politically is different. When Johnson is eventually forced into doing "whatever is necessary" it will be after a significant delay and he will claim he's following "scientific advice" except by then it will be old, out-of-date scientific advice.
e.g. The social distancing scientific advice (that lowered fatalities and other impacts) required 75% reduction in social contact based on the situation at the time the models were run and when it should have been implemented. But Johnson delays and prevaricates and weakens (e.g. by using a Press Conference to say he'll probably be visiting his mother) so infection continues to rapidly spread so by the time action is required the original scientific requirement has changed and additional steps are required which Johnson prevaricates and delays over. All the time claiming he's following the scientific advice when reality he's doing too little too late.