Its blatantly obvious that lockdown won't end on Monday, and the government will announce the fact in due course, but so many reporters are wanting to trip up one of the spokespersons to let something slip, so they can add meat to those bones, and announce that the lockdown is being extended and cause panic.
I find myself both agreeing and disagreeing with you. Yes, it's blatantly obvious the lockdown will not end on Monday. I'm not convinced that the reporters necessarily are trying trip anybody up. I think the reporters are trying to get a bit of clarity on the situation. If you think about it, it reads like a script from Yes, Prime Minister.
Reporter: A decision needs to be made. Who can make that decision?
Politican: The PM
Reporter: The PM is in hospital.
Politician: Yes. So we have to wait.
Reporter: But the PM asked the Foreign Secretary to take over.
Politican: Yes, but the FS is in charge at Cabinet. The Cabinet makes the decisions. That's the system we have. First among equals and all that.
Reporter: Does that mean that the PM doesn't make the decisions? If that's the case, the Cabinet can make the decision.
Politican: Yes. No. I mean... err... Look here, the lockdown will be lifted when a decision is made.
Reporter: Who will make that decision? The PM? The Cabinet? The FS?
Politican: All of them.
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