BORIS Johnson is the Chamberlain of our times.

Austerity disarmed us when many voices said a war was coming.

Austerity stopped us having sufficient ICU beds, ventilators, PPE and staff.

Johnson’s Brexit pushed pandemics off the agenda.

So far we have no Churchill or Lord Beaverbrook to build thousands of Spitfires.

Alan Marsden

The Mains