I see from an article in the Observer sent to me by Dewin – https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/19/jeremy-corbyn-governments-coronavirus-policy-was-eugenic-herd-immunity – the government is wriggling around with the same old duplicity. I remember them talking about herd immunity at the beginning. It was only when the enormity of that choice became apparent from modelling (deaths in millions and the NHS completely overwhelmed) that they panicked and reversed their policy. Why do these people lie?? Why can’t they just explain their thinking??
More tales of nepotism keep coming out about this government. They have a long history of giving contracts to their friends instead of putting them out to tender:
The Track and Trace App
The PPE scandal (£150 million)
Now we have this sent in by Dewin – Unsurprisingly, it’s been exclusively revealed by the Guardian (1) that Public First, a policy and research firm linked to Gove and Cummings were hired to work with Ofqual on A-levels without the contract being put out for tender.
We know a number of these top Tories have fingers in the Brexit Pie and HS2. These people are making a fortune at our expense. They have been busy privatising the NHS – selling it off to their chums.
I think this cronyism goes on and on – there is no end to this corruption. It needs to stop!
Covid-19 has provided a great camouflage for their greed and selfishness. They have used it to blatantly avoid putting anything out to tender. Their chums are making a fortune out of misery. There is an ulterior motive behind a lot of their decisions! It stinks.
It looks as if the virus is starting on its second wave – straight out of the Express (a shoddy tabloid full of Tory propaganda) – On Saturday Britain recorded its highest Saturday infection rate in eight weeks with 1,012 cases while a further 1,040 infections were added to the tally on Sunday. On Friday 1,441 people tested positive for COVID-19, marking the biggest one-day rise for two months.
What does that mean for the pubs, restaurants and schools? We hear a lot of cheerleading and statements of intent but no strategy.
This pandemic is far from over!
But today I’m going to forget about it – play some Hank Williams and go for a walk with friends. It’s a beautiful sunny day in Yorkshire. All right with the world (at least for this afternoon). We’ll share a meal, a glass or two, and talk about duplicitous inept Tories, disastrous Trump and maybe a few more pleasant topics. Nature will refresh.
Stay safe everyone.