Coronavirus: Ex-Home secretary David Blunkett blasts ‘Sermon on the Mount’ daily coronavirus briefings by ministers

Ex-Home secretary David Blunkett blasts ‘Sermon on the Mount’ daily coronavirus briefings by ministers [LINK]

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett has blasted the daily coronavirus briefings, saying they have become like a ‘Sermon on the Mount’.

The Labour life peer made the comments in an interview on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, during a discussion on the reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.

When asked about the police and political reaction to the crisis, Blunkett responded saying people are being ‘hectored’, including during the daily coronavirus briefings which have been running since March 16.

He said: ‘Actually we talk, talk, talk and we hector people, I mean the daily press briefings now just become a Sermon on the Mount’.

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