Here’s a terrifying statistic:
Since schools reopened for this term there have been nearly 7,000 Coronavirus deaths in the UK.
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) November 7, 2020
(Let’s not have any comments from twits who don’t know term started in September and school have just come back from half-term week.)
In the last week, the figures look like this:
2276 Coronavirus deaths in the UK over the last week.
24 Hillsborough Disasters in a single week.
• Where is the public inquiry?
• Where is the NHS pay rise?
• When is the illumination & remembering of the victims?
• Where are the grief support packages for the families?
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) November 6, 2020
I sympathise with the sentiments expressed in the tweet, too.
Official figures also show 23,287 new cases recorded in the UK on Friday (November 7).
Many of these new cases – and deaths – may be attributable to the decision to reopen schools in September; children are “super-spreaders” because, by and large, they don’t take as much care not to spread germs as adults.
The fact that schools aren’t being closed is considered by many – including This Writer – to be an indication that the Tories don’t want their new English lockdown to succeed.
And it isn’t even as if Boris Johnson’s government knows what to do with all the kids who are back at school:
After the Times Educational Supplement revealed that the government hasn’t even bothered to plan the school year in advance, taking into account the possibility of Covid-19 interference in next year’s exams, it turns out that staff are working flat-out to accommodate contradictory demands from the Department for Education, some being changed within hours:
My daughter is an assistant head at a secondary school and she has said in the last week the staff (who already work more than the normal hours) have been working flat out to keep up with government demands which are changed within hours and then scrapped or turned around.
— Robin Vyrnwy-Pierce #ReportAntiSemitism (@Rhobyngoch) November 7, 2020
Michael Rosen is right – it is “dictatorship through incompetence”.
Where is the electorate’s power of removal? Boris Johnson has already caused a national disaster and four more years of him could finish us all off completely.
AFTERTHOUGHT: It would be well worth the Labour Party putting forward a Bill for the electorate to be able to call another election in the event of serious government incompetence.
It would be blocked – but the Tories could not do so without admitting – at least tacitly – not only that they are incompetent, but that they know they are.
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