Football pundit Jeff Stelling has hit out at the government for turning the daily press briefings into “self-serving propaganda”.
The Sky Sports TV host hurled a barrage of abuse towards the Conservative Party after Boris Johnson finished addressing the nation last night.
The PM promised to produce a “road map, a menu of options” explaining how to get the economy moving and children back to school while still suppressing the disease’s spread.
Testing is a key part of the strategy in any effort to ease restrictions, and the public may find out today if the Government reached its target of carrying out 100,000-a-day by the end of Thursday.
But one expert dismissed the goal as a “PR stunt”, while another suggested austerity policies of previous Conservative governments had hampered the testing regime.
And in a surprise political outburst Stelling also piled on, saying the government had got its response “horrifically wrong” and is now “desperately to cover its tracks”.
This is a Government which got it horrifically wrong trying desperately to cover its tracks and always hide behind the science !— Jeff Stelling (@JeffStelling) April 30, 2020