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HOW MANY MORE U TURNS?

Dec 10, 2020 11:22:29 PM / by ExcludedUK

The government has executed a string of U turns in the 12 months since they won the last General Election with an increased majority. From the Exam results fiasco to the Marcus Rashford School Meals campaign, Boris Johnson has lurched from one disaster to the next, reports Kevin Rawlinson in the Guardian.

U TURN

Starting with mass community testing back in March 2020 and running through a series of about turns, including the NHS App in June, to making facing coverings mandatory in shops after deeming them unnecessary only a few weeks before - there has been almost an embarrassing number of U turns.  Most notable for ExcludedUK is the Furlough scheme extension announced in November, where the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, seen as a conservative voice on spending, had been looking to wind the furlough scheme down, but was forced into a series of climbdowns as the scale of the second coronavirus wave became apparent. Perhaps the most significant aspect of this was the announcement that the scheme would be extended until March 2021.

READ MORE:  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/dec/10/boris-johnson-year-of-u-turns

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