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PM’s inability to accept any blame for his government’s handling of Covid crisis is borderline sociopathic
For the last few days, the Commons has been unusually tranquil, with ministers and MPs going out of their way to be polite and cooperate with one another. Partly because there have been so few people in the chamber that the theatrics lose their edge, but mainly because MPs of all parties are genuinely terrified by the scale of the coronavirus pandemic. Cheap point-scoring feels like a waste of time when people are dying by the thousands every day.
Needless to say, though, that all changed with Boris Johnson at prime minister’s questions. It’s not just the defensive, combative tone with which Johnson treats the session: that is perhaps understandable given that he has a lot to be defensive about and Boris’s first instinct when under pressure has always been to lash out and blame others. What really sticks in the throat is the lack of regret and remorse in his voice. His inability to accept any blame for his government’s response to the Covid crisis is borderline sociopathic.