Monday, 27 July 2020

PANDEMIC MISGOVERNMENT - IGNORANCE AND LIES

The Tory health minister, Helen Whately kept her eyes on the camera and spoke the words she had learned. The script had been written for her. These spokespeople for the government have all been schooled. There was a tell-tell switch in the throat just before she spoke. She needs more practice in dissembling.

Do read on - and do please watch the video itself. It has been annotated to devastating effect by SKWAWKBOX. 


Hapless health minister's vacuity and lack of self-examination exemplifies Tories' shamelessly hopeless handling of coronavirus crisis

Helen Whately - the voice of misgovernment

Health minister Helen Whately suffered yet another car crash interview on multiple channels today as she tried to explain why the Tories gave four hours notice to UK holidaymakers in Spain that they will have to self-quarantine for two weeks when they return to this country.
Whately and her party act as if it's new news that there is a global pandemic and are asking UK people and
businesses to swallow the cost of yet more Tory failure to prepare or think ahead.
It's far from Whately's first such disaster. She laughed at mention of COVID-19 deaths during an ITV interview and visibly squirmed when challenged about voting against a pay rise for nurses, but her woes are just a pale reflection of the appalling and often intentional failures of her government.
The Tories have put thousands of British citizens into a dire bind, who travelled in the government's so-called 'corridor' only to find their return will lead them into quarantine - with those arriving a minute before midnight last night free to travel but those a minute after facing two weeks at home, with no entitlement to statutory sick pay or unemployment benefits and a government simply 'asking' employers to be helpful.



And all this comes after the Tories spent months telling the country that quarantining international travellers wasn't necessary - while allowing passengers from global hotspots at that time far worse than the UK unrestricted entry and onward travel in spite of constant calls for temperature checks and quarantine. Now, with the UK's COVID-19 death rate 32 times higher than Spain's, the government has decided to impose a snap quarantine on those already abroad.
Nor is travel the only area in which the Tories have delayed inexcusably. Boris Johnson's slowness to impose lockdown - since lied about by Matt Hancock - has cost this country at least 25,000 needless deaths, for which Johnson refused even to express regret.
Likewise, Johnson and Hancock's delays in obtaining PPE have contributed to the deaths of approaching 600 NHS and care staff and unknown numbers of patients, while their slowness to react to the catastrophe they were creating in care homes has cost many thousands of residents their lives.
Helen Whately's incompetence in interviews is a mere hint of the Tories' disastrous and arrogant mishandling of the crisis.'

SKWAWKBOX CLAIM OUR MISGOVERNMENT HAS COST AT LEAST 25,000 NEEDLESS DEATHS. 
SKWAKBOX SHOULD BE CLAIMING THAT THE COST HAS BEEN AROUND 65,000 EXCESS DEATHS SINCE COVID-19 ARRIVED IN THE UK. 
NEW ZEALAND HAS SUFFERED 22 DEATHS FROM COVID-19. 
THAT IS WHY I CALL OUT JOHNSON AND CUMMINGS AS MURDEROUS. 
THEIR POLICY OF HERD IMMUNITY WARRANTS A CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. 




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