I copied the statement below from the site of Jeremy Corbyn's 'Peace and Justice' project. This movement - to which I subscribe - is supporting the People's Assembly national demonstration this Saturday - 26 June 2021 - in London.
So why are we angry?
'The pandemic would always have been a crisis. But every Tory government decision has made it worse. We have faced:
It's worth dwelling on each point of outrage for a few seconds. In the great rush of contemporary life, the sheer magnitude of this neoliberal assault on the shape of our country may get overlooked. The enemy relies on such political fatigue. Naomi Klein highlighted the danger in her analysis of the ways in which capitalist forces exploit economic and social crises to their own advantage.
And so to the anger of Dr. Deepti Gurdasani. She has been a contributor to Channel 4 News on a number of occasions during recent months. Her voice as an epidemiologist at Queen Mary University of London has sounded a welcome note of criticism as she nails the misgovernment of this pandemic crisis. Channel 4 will pipe up later and claim correctly that we heard the truth on their show months ago - even as they continue to follow the orders of their bosses (who are being nudged by the Government) and conceal the full extent of this third wave that is lapping around us.
Here are some of Gurdasani's medical and academic observations (my acknowledgements to the Morning Star (19 June 2021) who published an interview with Deepti Gurdasani):
THE ANSWER IS ZERO-COVID
We could do with a touch of zero-COVID strategy here in Cornwall, not least in my home town of St Ives together with Falmouth and Newquay which have become epicentres for COVID infections in Britain. Why? How? Take a look at this graph - and check out the effect of the G7 conference in Carbis Bay just down a few roads from my home:
We are governed by dangerous buffoons, guilty of administrative malfeasance. Or worse. Social murder has become a description that is gaining wider currency. The Labour MP, Claudia Webbe, used the term in an article in the Morning Star (Tuesday 1 June 2021) and referenced its origin. Friedrich Engels used the term 'social murder' to describe conditions in Manchester in 1845. Masses of workers had been left in 'such a position that they inevitably meet a too early and unnatural death'. The parallel is clear enough - and needs calling out.