Covid – failures of the Tory Government

Read what Michael Rosen writes about Covid.

Feel the rage that the Tory Government not only mishandled the pandemic outbreak deliberately but that the expiring PM Boris Johnson trumpets his achievements. We all got very angry to discover he was lying about his parties during lockdown as his constituents were dying and not even able to attend the funeral of loved ones (that poignant moment of the Queen mourning the loss of her duke by herself at the same time as suitcases of wine were being smuggled into No 10, and of course the deaths of over half of 200,000 people, the ones that could have been prevented). But behaviour of MPs is a visible part of the problem.

The less visible part of the problem and one that still exists is the issue of competence. We hired a village idiot to look after the children, we hired an alcoholic to pilot us through hard times, we hired a pathological liar to plan our path through a complex public health emergency. It was Johnson, yes, but it was also his entire Cabinet including many who are running to take over as leader of the damned Tories and the leader of our damaged country for another 2 years or so.

Michael Rosen documents the effects of these policy choices at a personal level. We see the sickness and Johnson has done us a terrible disservice by making it normal. His lies made us angry, but he lied to himself and pretended to know things that have resulted in the worst strains suffered by our brilliant health services, he mismanaged the economy and the result is a doubling of debt with no growth to show for it by launching his vehicle of economic disaster: Brexit.

Read Michael Rosen’s article. Reflect how the Tory Governments’ mismanagement and misrepresentation have ruined our country and listen to the prospective incumbents for his job. Which one recognises what we see: the truth? Which one will lead us through a painful recovery or make matters worse by pretending Brexit has any actual benefit? That we should consider to suffer from their inherent greed?

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