PM needs to lead by example to persuade sceptical public to abide by lockdown

PM needs to lead by example to persuade sceptical public to abide by lockdown
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Lead us by example..

As inconsistent as he is incompetent, Boris Johnson faces an uphill battle to persuade an increasingly sceptical public to abide by his England-wide lockdown.

MPs on the Right of his party are vowing to vote against the restrictions which further shreds his dwindling authority.

But many reluctantly accept we couldn’t continue as before with infections, hospital admissions and deaths rising – possibly to levels dwarfing the first wave of the pandemic.

To get us through this the PM needs to lead by example.

That means no more defending of the likes of senior adviser Dominic Cummings who should have been sacked over his reckless trip to Durham in March.

Workers and businesses out of pocket because of rules imposed by the Government deserve compensation.

Either we’re all in this together, treated equally and fairly, or the lockdown won’t work effectively and the Government will be to blame should it be extended.

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It may be no coincidence that Sir Bobby Charlton has become the fifth member of the England 1966 World Cup winning team to be diagnosed with dementia.

The Charlton brothers Jack and Bobby

Following the recent passing with dementia of Sir Bobby’s brother, Jack, and Manchester United and England team-mate, Nobby Stiles, a pattern appears to be emerging. They all used to regularly head heavy, soggy balls.

Football, awash with riches at the top, has a duty to support ailing former players and intensify research into making the game safer.

The sincere wish of Sir Bobby’s wife Lady Norma that public knowledge of his diagnosis will help others must be fulfilled.

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