More than 40,000 people "like" a message tweeted(1) by Lord Sugar demanding that journalists should stop asking negative questions of the UK government and “ask the questions that will provide positive and reassuring answers for all of us”.
Perhaps at the next media conference a journalist should ask whether Johnson recommends people taking a 12 day holiday like the one he took after Health Minister Hancock had warned of the imminent danger posed by the virus.
Johnson could thank the journalist for the responsible, positive question and respond that he found it very relaxing and believes everyone should take a similar break in order to ignore the unpaid bills piling up.
Perhaps another journalist could ask if it would be a good idea for people to forget about their fears by ignoring important meetings.
Johnson could thank the journalist for the sensible question and reassure people that he found missing five governmental crisis meetings very relaxing in that it took his mind right off the virus problem.
Sugar’s tweet urges: “We don’t want constant criticism of our government who are doing their very best…”
He's obviously being very positive about the terrible statistics (sorry about the negativity) which show the Johnson government is only slightly better than the widely ridiculed Trump in dealing with the virus.
Despite criticism of the government by scientists and health experts, Sugar asserts: “This crisis is not of their [the government's] making.”
And he instructs journalists: “Start supporting our government."
Isn’t that the Chinese model?
In case anyone thinks Sugar is an independent voice this is a tweet of his from June 14 2019:
“I seriously back @BorisJohnson to be the new PM . The public like him and he will have a good chance of winning the general election in 2021 if not before.”