On 11 May, the Prime Minister said that the Government’s covid strategy
“will be governed entirely by the science.”—[Official Report, 11 May 2020;
Vol. 676, c. 36.]
On 21 September, the Government’s own scientific advisers, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, gave very clear advice. They said that a “package of interventions” —including a circuit breaker—would be needed to prevent an “exponential rise in cases”. Why did the Prime Minister reject that advice and abandon the science?