A Sunday Times article revealed that in the crucial days leading up to the UK’s coronavirus lockdown, aides were told to keep their briefing notes short if they wanted the prime minister - distracted by personal issues - to read them.
That same article revealed that Johnson failed to attend any of the first five emergency Cobra meetings to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Anybody can see this for themselves at Prime Minister's Questions every Wednesday in the House of Commons. Johnson turns up unprepared, out of his depth and with little command of the detail.
27 July 2020 – Peter Oborne, former colleague of Boris Johnson at the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator