The Prime Minister has declared the coronavirus to be “the most vicious threat this country has faced in my lifetime.”
And he added: “It is a fact that by adopting these measures, we have prevented the country from being engulfed by what could have been a disaster in which the worst reasonable scenario would be half a million dead.”
But Mr. Morgan was less than impressed.
The GMB presenter tweeted: “The Prime Minister has changed strategy in the UK after learning that the policy of collective immunity he has been pursuing for weeks will result in 500,000 deaths.
“How many died needlessly before he turned around like the others already did?” “
When the speech ended, he added, “So nothing really changed then. Total loss of time. “
In his speech, the Prime Minister urged people who cannot work from home to go to work, but to avoid public transportation.
He said there will be new directions for businesses to contribute to social distancing, but little has been said.
He also said that primary schools could start reopening from next month in “phases”.
From Wednesday, people in England can spend as much time outside as they want.
Piers was not impressed by the lack of clarity: “Why can I walk 2 meters at random from any stranger all day – but not do the same with my family and friends?” “
He also wrote, “So the Prime Minister is urging millions of non-essential workers to go to work – but also telling people that we still cannot see family or friends even if we maintain the same social distancing rules that non-essential workers at work? It does not mean anything. ”
The GMB presenter will interview the Scottish Prime Minister on GMB tomorrow as he returns to work after a coronavirus alert (he has tested negative).
Nicola Sturgeon criticized the British government’s decision to change the slogans and said that the first time she had heard of it was when the Sunday newspapers announced the affair late Saturday evening.
The politician and the presenter rarely agree on the new message of “staying alert.”
Morgan wrote on Twitter at noon Sunday, “If you have to post a long statement,” explaining “what your new tagline means, then the tagline is useless. “
Boris Johnson’s easing speech softening the speech
He added: “These are just vague imprecise bulls ***, the Prime Minister & is already sowing confusion. “
“Sort your messages as soon as possible or several people will die needlessly. “
Shadow Secretary of Health Jonathan Ashworth tweeted, “Boris Johnson’s lack of clarity tonight. I have always warned that this virus feeds on ambiguity.
“Many tonight will ask whether they are asked to return to work tomorrow or not, what safety measures will be in place, how will they get to work. “
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said, “I want to be as clear as possible: social distancing measures are still in place. The lock has not been lifted and we must all play our part to stop the spread of Covid-19.
“You should always stay at home as much as possible and keep a safe distance of two meters from other people at all times while you are away. Everyone should continue to work from home if possible.
“You should not use public transport for unnecessary journeys. If you really have to travel, avoid rush hour.
“We still have a long way to go to overcome this virus and we have not come back to life as before. “
“The government has defined a phased approach to breaking the UK out of the current foreclosure, carefully monitoring the impact every step of the way. This is essential to avoid a disastrous second peak that could overwhelm our NHS. “