"Coronavirus: Test and trace programme 'hit by more problems' on day two"
Envy an world beating system Johnson claimed
Is there no end to his delusion
A world beating system...?
Yep. Beating the world in the number of deaths.
The apologists for Boris Johnson's maladministration of the British response to the pandemic try all sorts of things to prevent the truth coming out, but they fail. The country is no longer taken in. Britain has suffered disproportionately compared to other countries. The apologists can talk about populations and densities but at the end of the day, a number is a number is a number. And Britain's is higher than almost everybody elses.
The bald number, on its own, doesn't lie. It is what it is. It's a mark of the government's failure.
Johnson can splutter and burble and dribble down his fat chin as much as he likes. He has been badly damaged by the Cummings Scandal and the scales have fallen from many people's eyes.
But we are now coming out of the other side of the pandemic. As long as a second spike is avoided we can all breathe a sigh of relief and hope the residual effect as the crisis passes is as low as possible. The last thing I - or any other sane person - would want is another wave of deaths. If one happens for whatever reason, the government will be held to account for that. They are the ones making the decision to phase out the lockdown. There will be no place for them to run or hide if they get it wrong.
The financial cost of the pandemic will have to be dealt with. How that pans out is yet to be seen. No doubt it will be the poorest who suffer. They always do. At least the NHS has been saved from being broken up and sold off........ for now. Even Johnson wouldn't dare to hand it over to the Americans after all that happened during the pandemic. The sale will still be on the agenda for the future, but for now, it's safe. That's something to be thankful for.