The squirming and blame-shifting is starting up big time. The absolute chaos with the A-Level results you would think that the people in charge, the ones who oversaw it, who gave the instructions, should take responsibility. Seemingly not.
Gavin Williamson is innocent!
Boris Johnson is innocent!
It was a mutant algorithm! Nothing to do with those in charge! (What is a mutant algorithm?).
So Johnson and Williamson are exonerated! Sally Collier, from Ofqual, is thrown under the bus. Then Dominic Cummings sees a way to turn it to his advantage and have another go at dismantling the Civil Service and Top Education Civil Servant Jonathan Slater is chucked off the back of the careering train.
That’s sorted then. No incompetence in government – nothing to do with their orders or oversight – it’s those blooming civil servants and quangos.
The U-turn over facemasks is down to better scientific advice.
Great stuff – Now – I wonder who they are going to find was responsible for all those Covid-19 deaths? And who was responsible for having the worst hit economy in the G7? I’m sure we’ll find out before too long!
Meanwhile, over in the States, Trumpo is getting desperate. He’s now pushing the plasma therapy as a wonder treatment and panacea. Helpful it might be – a cure it is not. Like all the other untested drug treatments he’s been lauding (quite apart from the bleach and UV) he’s clutching at straws. The job losses are kicking in and the economy is shot (despite the feds artificially pumping in money). Trumpo is pushing for the vaccine to be available prior to the election – safe or not!
In the three-way race for the world’s most incompetent leader in the Covid-19 pandemic, Johnson is out in front with the most deaths per million – but there is plenty of time for Trump and Bolsonaro to overtake and become the world leader. Today Bolsonaro edged ahead again 47,134 new cases and 1,271 deaths. Trump was in the lead yesterday but has just slipped behind – just another 1,136 new cases and 1,271 deaths.
I’m sure Trumpo will exert himself (once he comes off the golf course) and exhort his followers to stop social distancing, handwashing and wearing facemasks because that’s a Deep State plot. He’ll soon get those stats back up!
Johnson seems to have petulantly dropped out of the game. He’s stopping the release of stats so we don’t know where we are! (Always worrying when leaders stop the release of information – makes me think that something stinks). He’s also massaged the figures. They’ve come down a lot because ‘we’ve been measuring them wrong’. Come on Johnson, this is no way to get to be world-beating! Get those figures up! – What? You are? You’re sending the kids back to school without a possibility of safety measures? That should do it!
Meanwhile, here in Yorkshire, today is as gloomy as the Brexit outcomes. But at least it’s not raining and I was able to get out and do my 10K walk. I haven’t got Covid yet – so all is well!
I’ve been doing some writing, playing the Byrds and generally doing OK.
You stay safe too!