Senior Tories including ‘Brexit Steve’ Baker demand continuation of Covid death spiral

The image above may not be the most sophisticated graphic This Site has ever published, but it is accurate all the same.

The Tory rabble who have been pushing for more deaths in a bid to keep the economy going and their paymasters in big business happy have been pressuring Boris Johnson for another early end to the restrictions he has (laughably) encouraged us all to call a lockdown.

The infection and death rates are back at pre-‘lockdown’ levels, they say, so he she start easing us all back into work at the beginning of March.

Shockingly, arch-Brexiteer Steve Baker, clearly believing he hasn’t done enough to wreck the nation, has been traipsing around the broadcast media today, claiming that we need to give Covid-19 a chance at a third wave, for the sake of the poorest in society.

“Think of the poor!” How disgusting.

As the infographic above points out, he couldn’t care less when he voted against letting the poor keep the Universal Credit uplift they need to get by.

In this light, he seems clearly revealed as the kind of opportunist who says whatever he thinks will get him what he wants.

And he isn’t the only one:

Lockdown-sceptic Tories have piled pressure on Boris Johnson, calling on him to commit to a timetable for lifting coronavirus restrictions with a complete end to controls by the end of April.

In a letter to the prime minister, the leaders of the Covid Recovery Group (CRG) said the “tremendous pace” of the vaccination rollout meant restrictions should begin easing from early March.

They said ministers must produce a cost-benefit analysis to justify any controls that remain in place after that date, with a “roadmap” stating when they would be removed.

The letter was organised by the CRG chair and deputy chair, Mark Harper and Steve Baker, and was said to have the backing of 63 Conservative MPs in all. However, scientists advising the government are warning that lifting restrictions too quickly risks another wave of the disease as big as the current one.

Of course, 63 Tory MPs in rebellion isn’t enough to bother Johnson – the Tory majority in Parliament is 80 – but it might be enough to rattle his cage, reminding him that he needs to keep his members happy.

He has already said he hopes to map out a “cautious” route out of lockdown on February 22 – next Monday.

The CRG people, led by Baker and Mark Harper, reckon they can dictate its pace – demanding that schools reopen by March 8 and hospitality businesses by Easter.

So we’ll be well on the way to another surge by Whitsun, then.

Source: Tory MPs tell Johnson to commit to lifting Covid restrictions by end of April | World news | The Guardian

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3 thoughts on “Senior Tories including ‘Brexit Steve’ Baker demand continuation of Covid death spiral

  1. shelley k hutchings

    It seems they are trying to trim the herd by getting rid of persons who bring less profit to them such as people with physical and learning disabilities, BAME, poor persons, people over 50, especially those between 60 and pension age. It will help them lower the unemployment figures and save money to give to their cronies. I give up. This is the worst lot of Tories ever. God help us all.

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  2. Hecuba

    So it continues another callous fascist tory demanding an end to lockdown because he wants to see his wealth increase! Hey Steve Baker you don’t give a toss for impoverished women and men as demonstrated by your stance.

    So we plebs can look forward to a fourth lockdown and more deaths because the fascist tories have only one skill and that is exploiting us plebs and stealing our money. The vaccination programme is a joke because one injection will not magically erase coronavirus and will us plebs be even given a second vaccination?? Never mind if we are given a second one it will be too late because it won’t be effective – the second vaccination must be administered within four weeks of the first one but fascist tories have decades of experience in research into viruses!!!

    The crooked and criminal fascist tories have now completely made a shambles of the fake quarantine because this is what is happening:

    ‘Border staff received guidelines on how to execute England’s new “red list” quarantine rules in an email two and a half hours before they came into force in a rollout that one worker described as “an absolute joke”. This is how the fascist stupid and callous tories operate – they couldn’t even make a cup tea let alone be in charge of little england!

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/15/hotel-quarantine-rollout-in-england-an-absolute-joke-says-border-official

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  3. jeffrey davies

    its called aktion t4 skh just listen to that german old lady talking but hay ho not many believe a government can or would do this to their own people prey tell but only those who have felt it now they culling the stock through benefits denial but now they have a virus to play with look at carehomes they throw back live people who have it to infect more oh dear time for my holix before i start dribbling again

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