However, this reliance on (and success of) his Brexit persona, as opposed to his previous incarnation as the liberal-conservative Mayor of London, means that combative, confrontational style of politics is a must in the DNA of any government he leads.
Observers fear that taking this flavor of politics from the campaign trail to government might make central government too thinly stretched and chaotic for handling the dovetailed crises of a pandemic and Brexit.
CNN reached out to Downing Street but a spokesperson declined to comment on the record.
Constant source of controversy
There is an immediate concern that the government’s single-mindedness on Brexit has in itself hampered its handling of the pandemic. “This government doesn’t want to be seen to need the EU in any sense, which, in my view, resulted in its choice not to participate in joint procurement schemes at the start of the pandemic,” says Menon. Earlier
It’s been another week of difficult headlines for Boris Johnson. Once again, serious questions are being asked of Britain’s Prime Minister and his administration’s approach to handling the Covid-19 pandemic and, more broadly, the style of government.
Things kicked off with Johnson being criticized for sending mixed messages in a BBC interview on Sunday,
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Law360 (October 2, 2020, 9:56 PM EDT) —
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Friday centralized in Illinois over 30 lawsuits accusing Society Insurance Co. of wrongfully denying coverage for businesses’ losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but declined to create MDLs to group similar cases against The Hartford, Travelers, Cincinnati Insurance Co. and Lloyd’s of London underwriters.
The panel concluded that centralization before U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang of the Northern District of Illinois will provide an efficient path for the resolution