BBC journalist Ros Atkins has been praised for his sincere opening monologue throughout final evening’s BBC World Service, which captured the uncertainty going through the UK amid the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit.
The broadcaster gave a no holds barred strategy as he completely summarised the information that 40 nations closed their borders to the UK because of the new Covid-19 strain and that we’re headed in the direction of leaving the EU with out a deal.
Kicking issues off with a bang, Ros started: ‘It’s the shortest day of the 12 months right here within the UK and the dank, darkish day is matched profoundly as unsure time.
‘A brand new variant of Covid-19 is uncontrolled, due to this 40 nations have banned all incoming flights from the UK. As well as, France has shut its border, a whole lot of lorries are caught and there are warnings some contemporary meals provides might be impacted inside days.’
He continued: ‘In the meantime, instances proceed to surge, and households are rearranging Christmas after the federal government immediately modified the principles. After which, there’s Brexit. There’s nonetheless no commerce deal. If that’s the case on the finish of the 12 months, we’ll have a no-deal Brexit.
‘Boris Johnson predicts the UK will prosper mightily in that state of affairs. The UK spending watchdog predicts it is going to ship an enormous financial blow.’
Ros Atkins was praised for his sincere report (Image: BBC)
‘Higher information got here on the vaccine,’ Ros added. ‘Half one million folks within the UK have now acquired their first vaccine jabs, however the advantage of that scientific marvel will come subsequent 12 months.
‘For now, this can be a Christmas week wrapped in fear and uncertainty.’
Ros’ report has gone viral with many individuals applauding him for his frankness and branding it ‘spot on’.
‘Lastly, a journalist simply saying it as it’s,’ one wrote, as one other posted: ‘Seems an almighty clusterf*ck could be summed up in beneath 60 seconds.’
Echoing an analogous sentiment, a 3rd penned: ‘A wonderful abstract of the place we’re.’