Coronavirus: Boris Johnson and chief of public service Sir Mark Sedwill clash on action plan | New


Boris Johnson spoke to the nation for 13 minutes last weekend, but it was a moment of silence after that that most clearly demonstrated the challenge the government is facing in transforming the words about the coronavirus crisis into actions.

A moment of “tense” confrontation between the Prime Minister and Sir Mark Sedwill, the UK’s top official, revealed growing cracks at the top of the implementation of his plan to lift the foreclosure.

At a meeting early last week, two sources said Johnson listened to the details of the plan, but then asked, “Who is responsible for implementing this delivery plan?” One of them recalled, “There was only silence. He looked at Sedwill and said, “Is that you?” Sedwill said, “No, I think it’s you,


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