Coronavirus: Former No 10 Chief Strategist reveals how the UK government responds to crises.
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From terror attacks to the coronavirus, how does the UK Government fight a national crisis? Has Boris Johnson done enough to reduce panic in the battle to stop COVID-19 - or has he been absent? Former No 10 adviser reveals what it's like inside emergency COBRA meetings where the Prime Minister must take the hard decisions while reassuring the country with a clear message. Chris Wilkins served as Director of Strategy and Chief speech-writer to former Prime Minister Theresa May. In her time leading the country she had to respond to terror attacks, the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the Salisbury cathedral novichok poisoning. How did we get here? Explaining the news is a podcast from 5 News. Join Andy Bell as he explains the world's biggest news stories through interviews with politicians, experts and analysts.
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