The SNP has branded Boris Johnson’s chaotic U-turn over Covid self-isolation a “monumental and dangerous failure of leadership”.
Commenting, SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said:
“Blundering Boris Johnson is guilty of yet another monumental and dangerous failure of leadership – a hallmark of his chaotic and corrupt Government.
“He clearly labours under the mistaken belief that necessary rules which apply to everyone else do not affect him and his cabal of entitled chums like chancellor Rishi Sunak.
“We know from the previous Dominic Cummings catastrophe at Barnard Castle that chaotic Covid messaging from Government results in a public breakdown in trust and understanding that, in turn, can ultimately cost lives.
“Johnson’s u-turn to self-isolate only happened because of the predictable and justified public backlash.
“Yet again, he is guilty of breath-taking arrogance and a cavalier disregard of public health.
“Meanwhile, as Covid infection rates continue to spiral, his decision to press ahead this week with the full removal of almost every Covid restriction increasingly looks reckless.”