The fact that they are “considering” and “later this year” is somewhat odd considering we are amist a global pandemic.
This isn’t Brexit - this is something that is very much in general circulation and very much requires public communication right now. I can’t see how you can bugger off for a few weeks/months. The virus isn’t going to bugger off, so why should the press conference?
When Johnson was London mayor he cancelled the regular briefings that his predecessor Ken Livingstone gave the media (a decision Sadiq Khan hasn’t reversed) so I doubt this is about transparency and more about media management. Broadcasters need to be very careful with this.
I'm surprised to learn today that Downing Street already has an official post of Press Secretary, who is currently Rob Oxley. Why can't he front them?
If No.10 think this will be screened live everyday on the news channels they can think again.
It makes no difference on time and days. If they are doing it like the US, it's just going through the motions of government and any questions from the press. I don't think Labour would be happy as it will inevitably a daily Conservative Party promo board.
Due to the nature of government work it would also be impossible for the PM to host something like that everyday.
The monthly big press Q&A Blair and Brown used to do were much better.