Tony O’Brien: Johnson’s Covid dossier of disaster proves it really does matter who is in charge
Johnson’s denial, dithering and anti-science choices have turned once-great Britain into the bad neighbours of Europe
The abiding political lesson of the pandemic is that it really does matter who gets elected to lead a nation. It still matters in ordinary times, of course, but the stakes are not so high, and the consequences of bad choices can be less severe.
In both the United States and Britain, Covid struck precisely when those countries were being led by exactly the wrong kind of politician – a classic case of wrong person, ...