Johnson needs to stop lying

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This is from Politico’s morning email, which is worth subscribing to:

PM direct: No doubt warned of the incoming volley of abuse, Johnson tried to get ahead of things last night with another homemade video on Twitter. From his quarantined office in No. 11, the PM assured viewers that the government is “massively increasing testing.” He went on: “It is so important, and as I’ve said for weeks and weeks, this is the way through. This is how we will unlock the coronavirus puzzle. This is how we will defeat it in the end.”

Reminder: Three weeks ago the U.K. stopped the mass testing of people with COVID-19 symptoms, telling them to stay home and isolate instead. POLITICO’s Ashleigh Furlong has the background on that decision.

It really is time Johnson stopped lying. No one is taken in any more.