I truly and sincerely hope the Prime Minister makes a full recovery. But I would just be a hypocrite if I participated in #ClapForBoris. To wish his return to health is one thing. But his handling of this outbreak absolutely does not deserve applause. He is himself victim of it.
We shouldn’t be responding politically to a person falling gravely ill, and clapping his performance is doing exactly that. I won’t. Ask me to raise a glass to his recovery, to the day he holds his newborn child. I’ll do that gladly.