The Government stand on the shoulder of giants but fall woefully short when it comes to crisis comms

Even before this pandemic struck, Boris Johnson saw his Prime Ministerial style as that of the Churchillian hero, the archetypal war leader - strong, fierce, bred for power. And now he has his 'war'. With a fierce battle to be fought against this 'invisible mugger', his messaging brings us vivid wartime images, evoking a blitz [...]