Piers Morgan criticized Boris Johnson’s speech tonight as “fallacious” and “a complete waste of time”.
The Prime Minister said the coronavirus was “the most vicious threat this country has faced in my lifetime.”
And he added: “It is a fact that by adopting these measures, we have prevented the country from being engulfed by what could have been a disaster in which the worst reasonable scenario would be half a million dead.”
But Mr. Morgan was less than impressed.
The GMB presenter tweeted: “The Prime Minister has changed his strategy in the UK after learning that the collective immunity policy he has been pursuing for weeks will result in 500,000 deaths.
“How many died needlessly before he turned around like the others already did?”
When the speech ended, he added: “So nothing really changed then. Total waste of time.”
In his speech, the Prime Minister urged people who cannot work from home to go to work, but to avoid public transportation.
He said there would be new directions for businesses to contribute to social distancing, but little has been said.
He also said that primary schools could start reopening from next month in “phases”.
From Wednesday, people in England can spend as much time outside as they want.
Piers was not impressed by the lack of clarity: “Why can I walk 2 meters from random strangers all day – but not do the same with my family and friends?”.
He also wrote: “So the Prime Minister is urging millions of non-essential workers to go to work – but also telling people that we still cannot see family or friends even if we maintain the same social distancing rules that non-essential workers at work? That makes no sense. “
GMB presenter will interview Scottish Prime Minister on GMB tomorrow as he returns to work after a coronavirus scared (he tested negative).
Nicola Sturgeon criticized the British government’s decision to change the slogans and said that the first time she heard about it was when the Sunday newspapers announced the matter late Saturday evening.
The politician and the presenter rarely agree on the new message of “staying alert”.
Sunday noon Morgan wrote Twitter: “If you have to post a long statement” explaining “what your new tagline means, then the tagline is useless.”
He added: “These are just vague imprecise bulls ***, the Prime Minister & is already causing confusion.”
“Sort your messages as soon as possible or else several people will die needlessly.”
Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth tweeted: “Lack of clarity tonight Boris Johnson. I have always warned that this virus feeds on ambiguity.
“Many tonight will ask whether they are asked to return to work tomorrow or not, what safety measures will be in place, how will they get to work.”
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “I want to be as clear as possible: social distancing measures are still in place. The lock has not been lifted and we must all play our part to stop the spread of Covid-19.
“You should always stay at home as much as possible and keep a safe distance of two meters from other people at all times while you are away. Everyone should continue to work from home if possible.
“You shouldn’t use public transportation for unnecessary trips. If you really have to travel, avoid rush hour.
“We still have a long way to go to defeat this virus and we have not returned to life as before.”
“The government has set out a phased approach to breaking the UK out of the current foreclosure, carefully monitoring the impact at every stage. This is essential to avoid a disastrous second peak that could overwhelm our NHS.”