Wednesday, 19 January 2022

WHEN WILL THIS RAPID RISE IN COVID DEATHS BECOME MAINSTREAM NEWS?

 My blogpost last week sounded an alert - press this link to read the story.

Each day that passes, I watch the TV news on BBC and Channel 4 and I read my newspapers and I wait for the coverage. In vain, so far.


Covid testing is in decline - why?


Let me bring you up-to-date with the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and provide some context:

The media is full of news that echoes the message from national government - we are on the way out of the Omicron coronavirus crisis. The few politicians left supporting the PM are citing as evidence for the

Sunday, 16 January 2022

THE LABOUR PARTY IS UNFIT FOR OFFICE TOO - WHAT A MESS WE ARE IN - TIME FOR THAT NEW PARTY, FOLKS!

 


Party’s outsourcing and subsequent loss of data to criminals is hitting local parties in their bank accounts

JUST IN CASE YOU ARE NOT UP TO SPEED ON THIS - AFTER ALL, THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS NOT EXACTLY KEEPING YOU INFORMED - HERE'S THE SKWAWKBOX ANALYSIS:  

'Labour’s outsourcing of its membership system to private contractor Tangent led to a massive data breach in which the sensitive data of hundreds of thousands of members – and, scandalously, ex-members including victims of the purge of left members and councillors – was stolen by criminals. This appears

Thursday, 13 January 2022

BREAKING NEWS!!! - ONLY IT'S NOT BEING COVERED BY THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA (MSM)

ALERT!!! THE BREAKING NEWS STORY IS TOWARDS THE END OF THIS POST. Find out there about the story that is not being covered by the MSM. 



The real world of SARS-CoV-2 


The MSM did give the odd paragraph to the headline story in the Morning Star on 1 December, 2021:

'TORIES' COVID MISCONDUCT'.

This was an article about the report issued by The People's Covid Inquiry, chaired by the human rights barrister Michael Mansfield QC. Here are his words:

'... a theme of behaviour amounting to gross negligence by the government ... There were lives lost and lives devastated, which was foreseeable and preventable. From lack of preparation and coherent policy, unconscionable delay, through to preferred and wasteful procurement, to ministers themselves breaking the rules, the misconduct is earth-shattering.'

The fact remains, however, that the earth in the UK has hardly moved. Most people still don't get it. This man, Johnson, and this Tory government of his choosing, are responsible for the spread of the coronavirus in the UK (see my nearly 100 blogposts since February 2020).

A policy of herd immunity has been pursued by Johnson since his lack of action allowed the virus to

Saturday, 8 January 2022

JEREMIAH RETURNS TO HERALD THE NEW YEAR - AND LAMENT ONCE AGAIN OUR MISGOVERNMENT

 It really is very simple. This Johnson government is determined to put the pursuit of profit before the health of the nation. The lives of British citizens are being sacrificed on the altar of greed. Over 173,000 have ended their life journey prematurely. Millions will be suffering the effects of  Long Covid for who knows how long. 


Johnson and his cabinet - my thanks to Sky News for this image - qualification for membership of the cabinet club: toeing the line.



Yesterday's figures from the Office of National Statistics showed that the national 7-day average of new cases of Sars-CoV-2 had reached over 180,000. On 21 December last year, just before Christmas, the comparative figure for new cases was 90,629. Yes, Johnson's decisions meant you could have the

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

THE REAL WORLD OF SKWAWKBOX - THE ONE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA DOESN'T TELL YOU ABOUT

These twelve news stories all surfaced, if you're in touch with SKWAWKBOX, in the last three months of 2021:


Skwawkbox continues to serve its readers and the left

In a bleak UK political landscape that has no parliamentary alternative worth recommending to the people of this country, exposing truth is as essential as it was during the Corbyn years – and perhaps even more so, as the right continues both its rewriting of history and its assault on democracy and human rights, tragically within the Labour party as well as without. With the so-called ‘mainstream’ media colluding with the Labour right to either cover up or excuse – and the right always ready to plumb new depths in its factional war – the left media have been forced to do the job of revealing the conduct of the right as well as that of the Tories.

Skwawkbox thanks its readers for their continued support in that endeavour. Below are just twelve examples from the last three months – out of many more in that period and during the

Friday, 31 December 2021

LOOKING BACK IN ANGER - WHERE WE WERE A YEAR AGO AND WHERE WE ARE NOW

The latest figures from the ONS are at the end of this article. Please do have a look.


Here is the blogpost I published on 7 January 2021:


'THIS PRIME MINISTER LED US INTO THE WORLD OF HERD IMMUNITY - WE ARE NEARING 100,000 DEATHS

 The responsibility for our carnage lies primarily with the prime minister and his special advisor - Johnson and Cummings - who made the wrong decisions back in February last year. Their actions and inactions then are part of the sequence of neoliberal Tory misgovernment that followed. 


I have spent my lockdown charting this tragedy in Dying to Know and am now back on the familiar path of finding a literary agent/ publisher. My book is well worth reading. I am the historian by academic training and I have become a fledgling scientist and economist for the purposes of my pandemic tale.


I hope you find this BLOGPOST worthwhile. It would help my path to publication for my book 'Dying to Know' if you would press the Follow button at the top of the blog post (on a full screen) - 29 followers to date. Thank you. 

 


Here is the latest twist in this sordid story, courtesy of SKWAWKBOX today:


'Former Tory MP Matthew Parris appears on Sky to exonerate catastrophic PM - while MP Lucy Allan quietly deletes 'like' of tweet calling for abolition of NHS


'Operation Absolve Boris' has begun. The Conservative party, which can never quite disguise its contempt for the Labour-founded NHS, has sloughed off even more of the facade to start its campaign to water the idea in the public consciousness that the blame for Boris Johnson's appalling and frankly murderous handling of the pandemic crisis rests with the NHS, not the Bullingdon boy.


Johnson's 'battle' with the pandemic - with grateful acknowledgements to Martin Rowson, cartoonist at the Guardian


Former Tory MP Matthew Parris was on Sky News this morning (thanks, reader and Labour activist Val Colvin for the pointer) - and Parris not only suggested that the latest scandal of slow vaccine roll-out was the NHS's fault, he 'jumped the shark' and suggested that he

Saturday, 11 December 2021

LOUISE DONOVAN AND HER TEXTILE ART EXHIBITION AT THE CRYPT GALLERY IN NOVEMBER 2021 - PART THREE

 In this final part of the three-part series, I want to focus on the pieces of textile art in the exhibition that were produced between December 2018 and January 2020 - Louise's creative work between the ending of her first exhibition at the Crypt (November 2018) and the arrival of the coronavirus (February 2020).

Press this link here for access to the first part in the series.

And press the link here for access to the second part.



Louise Donovan in Hora, Patmos - 2018 
 


There were seven works in the show that were completed in these thirteen months. Here they are, in no particular order: 



                                                          TRIBUTE TO MONDRIAN




 

One of the works in Louise's Crypt exhibition in 2018 was 'My Mondrian Moment'. Louise was first introduced to the work of Mondrian in a serious way back in 2010 when Louise made the long