The weather got very fierce, cold and windy. Elizabeth’s garden was under threat. 9am Andrew Marr had Dominic Raab stonewalling before the 7pm address to the nation by Boris. He looked tired and stressed and spoke as if he was addressing a huge crowd instead of a mike in no 10. He replaced his key slogans with uncertainties saying that those who could not work at home should return to work without using public transport and that people could drive to take exercise as they wished. These comments caused uproar as it turned out he had not consulted Nicola Sturgen in Scotland, the Welsh Ist Minister,the trade unions or Keir Starmer. It all added up to sloppy, Tory arrogance and a refusal to consult before announcing national policies. It pleased no-one and betrayed a refusal to work properly with anyone except his own party.
We stayed in all day and I worked hard rewriting my paper on a National Emergency Service.