Piers Morgan has slammed Boris Johnson's 'disingenuous' speech as a 'total waste of time'.
This evening, the Prime Minister outlined plans to tackle the coronavirus which included the potential for schools to begin phasing students back from June and hospitality businesses to reopen from July.
But the Good Morning Britain host took to Twitter to blast the announcement, writing: "So disingenuous. The Prime Minister changed UK strategy after he was told the herd immunity policy he'd been pursuing for weeks would lead to 500k deaths. How many died unnecessarily before he U-turned to the way everyone else was already doing it?"
So nothing's really changed then. Total waste of time. pic.twitter.com/ejALEGgfXI- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 10, 2020
He then went on to point out that while the PM urged people who cannot work from home to go to work, he did not address people's concerns about being reunited with loved ones.
The 55-year-old went on to rant: "So, the Prime Minister is urging millions of non-essential workers to go out to work - but also telling people we still can't see family or friends even if we maintain the same social distancing rules as non-essential workers at work? Makes no sense."
Then he added: "Why can I now walk 2 metres away from any random strangers all day long - but not do the same with my family and friends?"
I haven't seen two of my sons for 10 weeks. They live 10 minutes away, next to a large common. Am I allowed to go and see them, if I stay 2 metres away? The answer appears to be no, yet I can see 1000s of strangers a day in my local park if I stay 2m away.- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 10, 2020
Makes no sense. https://t.co/yAWTBgifSG
In this evening's speech, Johnson explained that primary schools could begin to reopen from June but clarified that it would be a phased return.
He added that, as of Wednesday, people in England can spend as much time as they like outdoors exercising.
He did however stress: "If there are outbreaks, if there are problems, we will not hesitate to put on the brakes."
You can read the full transcript of the speech here.
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