‘Boris Johnson entering into intensive care as a result of his coronavirus is a jaw-dropping moment. If the person tasked with keeping the country safe, cannot keep himself safe what does that say about the crisis we are in?
I’ve already seen gushing praise for the Prime Minister from well-wishers and some unsavoury comments about what might happen should things escalate.
Personally I wish him a speedy recovery, as I would any covid-19 patient. I suppose once he is well I would hope this is a game-changing moment that would force him to reflect on his failed plan and change tactics.
For the premier to learn the hardest of lessons like this could go on to be an extreme moment in politics.
Some of my friends say someone as selfish as Boris deserves no sympathy and I’m inclined to agree. I also fundamentally disagree that his life is worth more than anyone else’s. Therefore I hope he recovers and takes a long, hard look at himself to recognise how the NHS has saved him and countless others. It has saved him despite his continued crushing support for Tory austerity policies that have battered doctors, nurses and staff. They saved him despite his inexplicable love of Brexit at any cost that has seen European medical staff and cleaners and porters and so on who form the backbone of the NHS leave the country en masse.
While I am angry at how things have played out with Brexit and the Coronavirus, I wish the PM a full recovery and hope he gets a second chance to put things right, a decent pay rise for all NHS staff would be a start.