Tory coronavirus advice is a goldmine for satirists

The Tory coronavirus response seems to be organised by the Department of Shooting Yourself in the Foot.

After the Conservative government released advice that basically amounted to “Now Wash Your Hands”, certain wits have devised their own version of how Tories perform that function:

Also amusing – to some – is the way the Conservatives are trying to get us to take “expert advice”, after leading Tories spent years trying to convince us that “experts” aren’t worth our attention:

The simple fact is: you can’t trust the Conservatives – on coronavirus, on experts, on anything.

They have created a crisis and are trying to use it to achieve their own aims, using the epidemic as a convenient scapegoat.

And the commentators aren’t letting them get away with it. Good for them.

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3 Thoughts to “Tory coronavirus advice is a goldmine for satirists”

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Don’t u love their advice wash Ur ✋ ops experts say won’t help ware a face mask ops experts nah it won’t help u but those with a cold it would keep them from passing it to the many but the few. But plenty have taken to raiding supermarket’s for bog roll ops the pop virus doesn’t give u the runs oh eck

  2. nivekd

    “In countries where rapid testing and isolation do not happen, the disease will at its peak rapidly overwhelm the ability of hospitals to cope, and the case fatality rate will be much higher. The global case fatality rate is above 3 per cent at the moment, and if – reasonable worst case scenario – 30-70 per cent of the 7.8 billion people on earth are infected, that means between 70 and 165 million deaths. It would be the worst disaster in human history in terms of total lives lost. Nobody expects this, because everyone expects that people will comply with efficient public health measures put in place by responsible governments.”

    BUT if an irresponsible government has CUT public health spending by 25% in five years and has slashed, trashed and privatised a country’s national health service…

    https://lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/n05/rupert-beale/short-cuts

  3. Colin Clarke

    Which one of those hand actions above is the “Backhander” action?

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