Luke Johnson on TNE

Luke Johnson, the businessman and journalist, in conversation with Jeffrey Peel

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Luke Johnson has been the force behind many of the UK’s most successful hospitality and retail businesses. Early in lockdown Luke appeared on BBC Question Time and was one of the first leading business people to question lockdown as a response to the Covid 19 outbreak. In this video I gave Luke the chance to elaborate on his view that too many in politics and the Civil Service had little or no “skin in the game” when they were making decisions to destroy livelihoods and to frighten the nation into compliance.

Luke argues, very effectively, that lockdowns were so devastating a means of “controlling” a virus that they should never be contemplated again.