During that first lockdown when there was such a fabulous feeling around everyone was reaching out to the key workers who were risking their lives for us. We were out clapping. Everywhere there were bright coloured rainbows. They even saved stupid Boris’s life after he stupidly went round shaking hands with covid victims (what an idiot). He said how much he owed the nurses for saving his life.
The key workers were lauded – but it was all hypocrisy on the part of the Tories as history proves.
The first opportunity they had they splashed out money to cronies and profiteers – not thousands or millions but billions. Huge contracts were divvied up to Tory supporters – for PPE, apps, Track and Trace, vaccines and to do with Brexit – to companies doing transport (ferries and flights). Millions were made by bogus firms and profiteer sleazebags.
Then, when the vaccine had the disease on the run it was time to settle the bill. Who pays for the damage to the economy and the enormous amounts doshed out? It is the public servants, the poor – the key workers who kept us all going.
So the nurses, teachers, shop workers, drivers and all those key workers we clapped for face years of austerity while the profiteers stash their loot in off-shore havens.
What we are left with is a fading rainbow.