BBC journalist Ros Atkins has been praised for his sincere opening monologue throughout final evening’s BBC World Service, which captured the uncertainty dealing with the UK amid the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit.
The broadcaster gave a no holds barred method as he completely summarised the information that 40 international locations closed their borders to the UK because of the new Covid-19 strain and that we’re headed in 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 international locations have banned all incoming flights from the UK. As well as, France has shut its border, lots of of lorries are caught and there are warnings some recent meals provides will probably be impacted inside days.’
He continued: ‘In the meantime, instances proceed to surge, and households are rearranging Christmas after the federal government abruptly modified the foundations. 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 can 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 1,000,000 individuals within the UK have now acquired their first vaccine jabs, however the good thing about 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 will be summed up in below 60 seconds.’
Echoing an analogous sentiment, a 3rd penned: ‘A superb abstract of the place we’re.’