Thread by @aljwhite: Overwhelmed by the things people have said about BuzzFeed UK News on here tonight. Quite apart from the scoops and the giting, I think these things matter: 1. Unlike newspapers at the time we generally treated things happening...
On mass events, social distancing, isolation, school closures, and testing, the government's message hasn't always been clear.
Alan WhiteWhen I put this together it rapidly became clear one issue stood out from the others in a big way. With others the advice, statements and decisions as presented at the time at least vaguely stacked up.
This was not the case with testing
Alan WhiteNew: throughout the pandemic the government has said it’s “followed the science.”
So I mapped the published Sage advice against their words and decisions.
I was outraged today to see that the cabinet office minister Michael Gove has a copy of a book by someone with bad views on his bookcase. I myself would never countenance owning a book by someone with...
Alan WhiteI have blogged powerfully on Michael Gove's bookcase.
A "best case scenario" would see some non-essential retail shops and industries reopen in early to mid-May, further social distancing measures relaxed over the summer, but the elderly and vulnerable facing strict "shielding" restrictions lasting...
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Alan WhiteThis is a fascinating read on the scientific debate at the heart of Britain's approach to #coronavirus.
Among other things, the notion a Johnson govt has failed because it gave too much weight to specific experts is a heavy irony indeed
A cluster of Facebook pages loyal to the Labour leader racked up 175m video views during the campaign, according to BuzzFeed News's analysis, pushing attacks on the Tories' handling of the NHS to the top of the online political debate.
Alan WhiteNEW: Fascinating dive by @alexGspence into Momentum's viral video machine, which has dominated the 2019 general election social media war
A Conservative source told BuzzFeed News that if they win the coming election they will reassess the channel’s public service broadcasting licence.
Alan WhiteNew extremely mad @alexwickham SCOOP: the Tories are threatening to review Channel 4’s public service broadcasting obligations after it replaced Boris Johnson with an ice sculpture at tonight's debate