This desperate obsession with trying to prove that Boris was single handedly culpable for the 100,000 plus deaths we have now suffered in this country will bring no one any peace or credit. Mistakes have been made and they will be revealed in due course, but there are few, if any, people outside of the cabinet who knew the full extent of the problems or advice that were discussed in the early part of last year. Boris has (very successfully) labelled Starmer as Captain HIndsight, and as we move further into this pandemic, that label is becoming more and more appropriate. Labour needs to move away from trying to lay blame for the pandemic and focus on how they will enact their policies - whatever they might be !!A year ago ago today, as Italian politicians met to decide to ban public events and close schools,
was on day 3 of a two week holiday to sort out his private life.
People would die as a result of his and the government’s neglect.
So much for Johnson “knowing every single detail about it”.
If he did, then this makes his and his government’s response to it all the more shocking.
And yes, not everything is a hysterical conspiracy. But if you can’t recognise an absolute and utter incompetence and a massive dereliction of duty on a monumental scale when it is as obvious as the nose on your face then I think that you need to reflect on what the outcome of this was.
Tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths and the tanking of the economy and our public services.
Unfortunately I’m old enough to know that when it comes to the Tories, this is par for the course for them.
When it comes to public services - throughout the pandemic public servants salaries in all industries have been paid in full, so if anything one could argue that the government has fully supported public services during this period.
The Economy - yep its been really tough and some industries have been closed for a year - but would labour have done better? The government has spent nigh on £300 billion supporting the economy during this period and latest forecasts are that the UK economy will recover quicker than others on the continent - hence the rise in share and currency indices.
Whatever you might think of this government, the polls say that the people of the country haven't lost faith in Boris and if things continue as they are - they are not likely to either.