BORIS Johnson's response to Covid-19 has all the hallmarks of a man blundering ahead without much of a plan - and the public can see it.

The Prime Minister left many in shock after deciding to eschew measures taken by other european countries to tackle the coronavirus, such as closing schools and banning mass gatherings.

Instead, the UK's chief science adviser suggested they will move forward with a plan that includes letting the virus move through the population to infect 40 million people.

Over 200 scientists have signed an open letter slamming any support for prioritising "herd immunity", stating that social distancing is the most effectve way to battle the pandemic.

Social media users were also quick to call out the Prime Minister for his lack of action, and it wasn't long before #BorisTheButcher began trending on social media.

Here are just a few of the responses: