The most obvious example of competent leadership was the vaccine program.Boris is doing his best
It was avoidable as it was prevalent elsewhere in the world on the news, being tracked, but a lock down was refused, Cheltenham went ahead football matches in Europe went ahead.
Stop acting the goat on this it was avoidable, it was containable even when it started, emptying oops out of hospital into care homes untested was avoidable. Lesson were ignored.
Change of track please give examples of competent leadership.
You seem to forget (or, more likely don’t understand) that the UK is a parliamentary democracy. Government ministers do not normally have the power to rule by decree; that power is granted by Parliament only when necessary. Even then, the execution of much of government policy is by arms length accountable bodies like the NHS or PHE.