Though conveniently, as Sarah Smith might put it if he was SNP, out of action, Boris and his government continue to get strong poll ratings in England. Today, we see above, just why they are so approved of, not.
Even in the ‘leftish’ Guardian, there’s much approval and only a wee note down the page:
Scotland, where the majority of the UK’s fleet is based, has already offered £5m to fund seafood companies initially, with fishermen on vessels of 12 metres or under able to claim half of two months’ average earnings. Northern Ireland is providing £1.5m to its fleet, and Wales has made grants available.
There’s no mention of what ‘already’ might mean.
From the Scottish Government on 25th March:
‘The seafood sector is to receive an initial package of more than £5 million in financial support to assist businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Funding will be offered to over 650 seafood fishing companies, many of whom have lost their livelihoods with the collapse of export and hospitality markets for Scottish delicacies like langoustine, prawns and crab.’
So, three weeks later, no doubt after some fishing magnate who was with Boris at Eton, made his presence felt, the Tories remember to do something else that had slipped their minds.