Did Boris Johnson (UK Prime Minister) help during the Covid-19 pandemic?


  • Lack of help for self-employed people (The Guardian) EDIT: 17th April as the Government has made clear and helped (GOV)
  • Construction work still not halted as of 26th March as construction workers fear for their safety (BBC)
  • The Government’s position has been confused and sometimes contradictory – making it hard for some to follow (The Guardian)
  • Originally, the government wanted herd immunity – which was in opposition to how other countries such as China had reacted to the threat and described as callous and dangerous (The Guardian)
  1. Chancellor unveils £350bn lifeline for economy (BBC)
  2. UK brings in strict curbs on life to fight virus (BBC)
  3. Granted powers to the police to police streets for non-compliance to restrictions (The Guardian)
  4. The capital saw dozens of London Underground stations close as part of measures to enforce social distancing and slow the spread of the virus due to figures showing that around 4 in 10 coronavirus-related deaths in the UK so far have been in London (The Guardian)
  5. Announced aid for charities (BBC)
  6. Government to pay up to 80% of workers’ wages (BBC)
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