The Johnson government will want to give the BBC a kicking for this, but it needed to be said.
A Panorama documentary has exposed the facts about the so-called “NHS” test and trace system run by a private company that has failed the nation.
Don’t be wrong-footed by this; the BBC remains fundamentally right-wing in its outlook.
The point of this documentary is that the BBC is showing that the political party it supports can be wrong.
And when it is, it should be seen to be wrong.
The BBC News story about the documentary says it clearly:
An army of more than 20,000 tracers was recruited by England’s test-and-trace service. But from the beginning, there were complaints that some had little or nothing to do.
Panorama spoke to 19 coronavirus tracers who expressed concerns about a … lack of work, or technical problems.
Latest figures show that just over one in five people who have tested positive for coronavirus are not being reached by the system.
The general public has been even more to-the-point:
— 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕋𝕠𝕣𝕪𝕘𝕣𝕒𝕡𝕙🕵️♂️ #𝕊𝔸𝕍𝔼𝕆𝕌ℝℕℍ𝕊 (@TweetForTheMany) September 28, 2020
#Panorama Don't blame students, your neighbours, the folks at the pub, the ppl on the train, the only reason new lockdowns are necessary is because this tory govt are incompetent greedy and self-serving.
They couldn't get a test track and trace system to work
— sue#NHSLove (@SueSuezep) September 28, 2020
— Jude the old grump😡 🇪🇺 #FBPE #3.5% #Rejoin (@judeonthehill) September 28, 2020
Watching #Panorama about Test and Trace. This is the very reason I quit the job, over 3 months I called 3 people and spoke to one. People may think it's great being paid £10 an hour to do nothing, but honestly it's soul destroying!
— 1stLadyCactus (Bex) 🏴 (@LadySchaefer) September 28, 2020
— michelle maher (@mmaher70) September 28, 2020
— Tony Rawdin #3.5%✊ (@tonyrawdin9) September 28, 2020
Serco Track & Trace. "World beating"…..my arse!
The Tories have made a multi billion pounds mess of this.
Money down the drain.
Second spike already here. #Panorama
— Bevan Boy (@mac123_m) September 28, 2020
Shocking expose of Serco "Test and Trace" on tonight's #Panorama – many well-paid call-handlers having virtually no calls due to computer glitches.
— The Last Girly Swots to join Tw❄️tter! (@TheLastPersont2) September 28, 2020
If Test & Trace doesn't work it opens the door to bring in more draconian measures. Tonight's #Panorama has convinced me they don't want it to work. Because they want to introduce draconian measures. Don't be fooled, Johnson isn't a liberal. Liberals don't buy water cannons.
— JohnMartin🔶#FBPE🎪 (@its_johnmartin) September 28, 2020
Started watching #panorama on our world beating Test and Trace programme. No wonder the Govt. have got it in for the BBC. Really can’t have the the public broadcaster showing up Govt incompetence in this way.
— Mike Andrews (@mja_owl) September 28, 2020
This shows you exactly why we don’t need Dido Harding & Serco!
— kerry Hooper🌹 (@hewitson10) September 28, 2020
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