If only we could panic buy prime ministers who know what they’re doing | Marina Hyde

Boris Johnson was in New York this week, trying to dodge awkward conversations and ignore domestic shortagesIs the government’s fabled Nudge Unit on a paddleboard somewhere in Crete? You have to ask, after Downing Street urged people not to panic buy petrol, a piece of behavioural science almost guaranteed to make people panic buy petrol. If only there’d been some kind of rehearsal event last year, when telling people not to fight over bog roll generated counterintuitive scenes of Andrex-fuelled violence in the supermarket aisles.Having said all that, calls for the army to step in to assist with driving petrol… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/24/uk-prime-minister-shortage-crisis-boris-johnson-new-york

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