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Journalist asking PM about George Floyd

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StealthPolarBear Wed 03-Jun-20 17:23:31

While I completely agree with the sentiment, isn't the briefing coronavirus specific?

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derxa Wed 03-Jun-20 18:00:39

Yes Beth Rigby seems in a state of rage. Fair enough but it's nothing to do with coronavirus. BJ was already asked this question on PMQs by Ian Blackford.

MunchMunch Wed 03-Jun-20 18:27:47

I thought/hoped she (or someone else) was going to mention the lack of social distancing or does that not matter when people are protesting?

rosie1959 Wed 03-Jun-20 18:33:10

Agree this briefing is about coronavirus so her question should have been about social distancing on protests

Deelish75 Wed 03-Jun-20 18:35:40

Was there also a question asked about Hong Kong? I thought I heard it being discussed.

cinammonbuns Wed 03-Jun-20 18:37:14

@MunchMunch it doesn’t seem to matter when people are on the beaches so no.

TerrapinStation Wed 03-Jun-20 18:38:05

I guess at least that proves they don't know the questions beforehand.

I agree, it's a corona briefing and only relevant questions should be allowed.

MsHeffaPiglet Wed 03-Jun-20 18:39:54

I am a BAME person and even I thought the question, as it was phrased, was inappropriate.

I now think that the coronavirus daily briefings are no longer fit for purpose, given the inane and repetitive questions raised by the journalists.

They often don't seem to enlighten anybody and instead are used to inflame the situation.

The briefings should be ditched or moved to one or twice a week at most.

MunchMunch Wed 03-Jun-20 18:42:35

@cinammonbuns I don't know about you but I've seen plenty of beaches being mentioned On the news/social media/front pages for the amount of people on them.

Notejode Wed 03-Jun-20 18:45:07

The briefings should be ditched or moved to one or twice a week at most.

This.

cinammonbuns Wed 03-Jun-20 18:45:49

@MsHeffaPiglet I don’t understand why you being a BAME person is relevant.

@MunchMunch BJ himself mentioned social distancing so that was covered.

StealthPolarBear Wed 03-Jun-20 18:53:08

I'm not sure about reducing the frequency tbh. While I agree there's often not much to say, it feels like while we're in this situation and life isn't normal, the govt should speak to us at least once a day.

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MsHeffaPiglet Wed 03-Jun-20 19:04:30

@cinammonbuns

It was to highlight that although I may be very interested in the case more than most, I thought the question inappropriate for a coronavirus briefing.

derxa Wed 03-Jun-20 19:26:35

I'm not sure about reducing the frequency tbh. While I agree there's often not much to say, it feels like while we're in this situation and life isn't normal, the govt should speak to us at least once a day.
Yes. The daily briefings add structure to my day. Nicola at 12.30 and No 10 at 5:00 grin

StealthPolarBear Thu 04-Jun-20 11:47:17

Well there is that smile when I have a meeting beyond five I do feel exceptionally peeved that I'm missing the briefing. However I feel its more about not letting the fact our lives are essentially on hold drop down the priorities list.

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StealthPolarBear Thu 04-Jun-20 11:47:37

And people are dying

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