Sunday 28 August 2022

Fraser Nelson on Rishi Sunak and Lockdown debates | Cindy Yu on China shills


Click above for video. It’s time stamped for convenience 

Like Fraser Nelson I also recall that Rishi Sunak, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, was reported — at the time — to be unhappy that proper risk-reward assessments hadn’t been done before implementing the most severe restriction since the war and maybe the strictest ever

Now he’s done a tell-all with Fraser Nelson in The Spectator. Critics ask why didn’t he say something at the time. Simple answer: Cabinet solidarity. You can voice opinions internally, but when a policy is decided it’s up to you to implement it. He didn’t resign at the time because he thought — probably correctly — that he was better off inside trying to bring some balance to lockdown policies, rather than outside complaining. He did leak that he had concerns. We recall that. And now he speaks out. 

Cindy Yu comments on “China hawks” vs “China shills” is spot on.

A kind of funny bit at the end about Killer Cows.