It'd have been complete carnage. Reporters handbagged left, right and centre. Peston invited to put his questions into English. Anyone interrupting the scientists given a sound handbagging for being rude and not letting the scientist finish. It'd have become ratings-leading TV, with social media full of 'Do you think Maggie will handbag Beth Rigby again? Or will they send someone else for her to beat up?'I can just see her getting out there with her Marigolds on, cleaning up and showing the country how to do it. Her daily briefing would have included a daily lockdown recipe as well. The media wouldn't have dared challenge her for a vegan, gluten-free recipe though.
And she'd have ended each briefing by reminding us that she'd been joining police patrols on a regular basis to help them with those ignoring the lockdown and had, up to that point, given a stern talking to x hundred lockdown violaters. She'd have have ensured that no-one dared go out lest they bump into her.
It doesn't bear thinking about...