Professor Stephen Reicher is a member of the ‘Independent Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B)’. So he is one of the academics advising the government about the response to Coronavirus:
Source:Institute for Government
Reicher is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of St Andrews.
He has been the most outspoken government adviser in regard to criticising Dominic Cummings:
“I can say that in a few short minutes tonight, Boris Johnson has trashed all the advice we have given on how to build trust and secure adherence to the measures necessary to control Covid-19.”
“It feels increasingly as if we are living through a Greek drama. The kingmaker Cummings’ fatal flaw of hubris brings down both him and the king… what makes it tragedy is that such incompetence and turmoil will bring the people down as well.”
He is (of course) being feted by the media; here he is on SkyTV this morning.
Reicher’s Twitter feed shows that he is an anti-Zionist Finkler Jew and a fan of Jeremy Corbyn.
If he’s that wrong about Israel and UK politics, doesn’t it call his judgment about Dominic Cummings into question?
Hat-tip: Edgar Davidson