13 June 2020

Boris Johnson channeled Donald Trump

As reported by The Telegraph:
Boris Johnson scrapped a team of senior ministers charged with preparing the country for a pandemic six months before the outbreak of coronavirus in the UK, according to a report. 
According to the Daily Mail, the group - called the Threats, Hazards, Resilience and Contingency Committee (THRCC) - was suspended by former prime minister Theresa May on the advice of Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill so that civil servants and ministers could focus on Brexit. 
The Government committee, which included Cabinet ministers such as Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, Michael Gove and Gavin Williamson, was abolished by Mr Johnson a few days after he entered Downing Street. The committee was axed without discussing virus control plans.
Trump, of course, trashed or ignored the "pandemic playbook" left for him by the Obama adminnistration.


  1. While it's true that the UK Prime Minister did abolish the Threats, Hazards, Resilience and Contingencies Subcommittee (not Committee) of the National Security Council (NSC), he also abolished all of the other subcommittees of the NSC and a further 18 others. The others included three related to EU exit. Seems to me like an effort to streamline government.

  2. www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjcv9T0sILqAhVQ6qQKHchvAaoQFjAFegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw1HSUDZGHRHyPUxL22U78Y-


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