Chris Whitehouse featured in Guardian analysis of Boris’s address to the nation

By Felix Zadek-Ewing May 12, 2020 9:38 am

In an article assessing Boris’s contentious televised message, in which he described the UK’s first tentative steps out of lockdown in a manner that was somewhat unclear and vague, the Guardian called on experts in public communications to give their own analysis, with Whitehouse Chairman Chris Whitehouse at the forefront.

Chris said: “I am normally a Boris fan and I backed him for the Conservative leadership, but I thought his address yesterday was a dog’s dinner in terms of communication”. He continued: “I would have published the document first, embargoed to the media so they had time to read it and see precisely what it said, and then I would have kept the messaging very simple and very clear”.

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By Felix Zadek-Ewing May 12, 2020 9:38 am


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