When Boris Johnson was foreign secretary he faced some tough questions about his history of writing controversial opinion pieces which included accusing Obama of "harbouring a part-Kenyan’s ancestral dislike for the British Empire” and claiming untruthfully that he “didn’t want a Churchill bust in the White House”. Of Hillary Clinton as being someone “with dyed-blonde hair, pouty lips and a steely blue stare... like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital”.
Keir Starmer “For many weeks the government has compared the UK number against other countries. Last week I showed the Prime Minister his own slide, showing the uk has the highest death total in Europe and the second highest in the world. A version of this slide has been show at the No. 10 press conference every day since the 30 March, that is seven weeks, yesterday the Government stopped publishing the international comparison and the slide has gone. Why?”
After a mixed message from the Government about reopening the economy this morning, later ‘clarified’ to Wednesday by Dominic Raab the London Underground is already packed.
Whilst nearly all of the UK press fawns over baby names while self-flagellating over falling polling numbers over public trust in them it’s worth noting that not everyone seems to have bought the “we’re doing the best we can under the circumstances” line currently being pushed hard by the Government, their communications team and media surrogates.
“There’s a risk that new diseases such as #coronavirus will trigger a panic & a desire for market segregation that go beyond what is medically rational to the point of doing real & unnecessary economic damage.” This sounds very much like the “herd immunity” strategy that we heard so much about, until we didn’t. Full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baWbWpOtJnc
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