Under national emergency Boris Johnson, the UK is lurching from one disaster to another.
Are they deliberately engineering these problems, just so they can change the law in increasingly corrupt ways? You decide…
Distribution of this year’s flu vaccine is delayed due to failure of deliveries nationally
Just been notified that flu vaccine rescheduled due to delay in national deliveries. Disruption to what we have previously been able to take for granted continues apace. We are beginning to witness many of the symptoms normally associated with a failing state.
— Professor Christopher Painter (@PrfChrisPainter) September 10, 2021
It seems the Tories aren’t happy with Covid-19 killing off tens of thousands of older people; they want flu to finish the job and terminate the rest. It will also paralyse the National Health Service.
The problem is caused by a shortage of drivers, which should remind us that a Brexit-caused HGV driver shortage is ongoing… unless you’re a Tory minister, in which case it was caused by Covid-19. Or whatever excuse Transport Secretary Grant Shapps can dream up today.
Alison Thewliss(SNP MP) – Brexit & the ending of FoM are the lead causes of the current driver shortages in the UK…
Grant Shapps – It's completely untrue to say that the shortages are a brexit issue… it's about coronavirus… 🤔 pic.twitter.com/I88FCJtLKY
— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) September 10, 2021
The Tory refusal to acknowledge the cause of the problem means it may be with us for a while…
The only way to fix the HGV shortage problem is to admit that it's caused by Brexit. But the government can't do that, so instead we're forced to live in a make-believe world in which Brexit is perfect and the supply system is degrading around us.https://t.co/jNJtguGvlO
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) September 10, 2021
… but we can still derive some (rather bitter) humour from it:
Johnson hoped people wouldn’t notice that his populist bus was a double decker, with an elite on top and those they exploit downstairs. But now the bus is going nowhere as the driver’s no longer allowed on board that’s becoming very apparent. Are the wheels finally falling off?
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) September 9, 2021
Priti Patel’s attack on channel-hopping migrants: intended to distract from the Tories’ National Insurance daylight robbery?
Is the Patel “turn-them-back-we-don’t-care-if-they-drown” idea released in order to distract from the “get-the-poor-to-pay-to-protect-rich-people’s-inheritance” law?
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) September 9, 2021
If so, it seems to be working:
Racist's baiting the RNLI again today calling them immigrant taxis.
I sincerely hope everyone offended by this donates to this wonderful service once again. Anyone who'd rather see people drown at sea can start with themselves.
— Damien Willey (@Cornish_Damo) September 9, 2021
But some of us can see what’s at the heart of it:
Yet again the Tories are attacking refugees to distract from their own failures.
We must reject divide-and-rule and stand up to racism. #RefugeesWelcomeHere
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) September 9, 2021
So let’s remind ourselves of the Tories’ achievements, courtesy of Steve Howard, below:
While all the time hidden taxes are rising like tolls, fuel taxes rising, cost of living rising, economy tanking !!!
— Steve Howard (@stevesurrey1) September 10, 2021
History repeats itself: UK had Covid-19 ‘freedom day’ in the summer – now Johnson is threatening ‘Locktober’ in the autumn
This was all too predictable. Another lockdown was a likelihood when Johnson relaxed everything too quickly at the start of summer. pic.twitter.com/nvRIZLwwtw
— Devutopia (@D_Raval) September 6, 2021
Apparently the government is lining up the NHS to take the blame.
Nadhim Zahawi's veiled fingerpointing shows the Tories are set to blame the NHS for the inevitable COVID spike that'll be driven by our schools, not the vaccine booster rollout. #DamoRants
— Damien Willey (@Cornish_Damo) September 7, 2021
And why not? By then, doctors and nurses will be too busy dealing with elderly flu victims to defend themselves.
Also in the news:
Here’s the real reason younger people can’t afford to buy houses
Since the 1970s, house prices have risen at more than twice the rate that wages have increased – mostly due to the last four decades of neoliberal pay-squashing nonsense:
Why cant millennials afford homes?
Av House prices:
2021: £ 250, 772 (62x increase)
Av Annual pay:
2021: £29,600 (24.6x increase)
1970: House is 3.37 x salary
2021: House is 8.47 x salary
Now tell us we are lazy.
— Dr Ben Janaway (@drjanaway) September 8, 2021
DWP to be humiliated by museum of its greatest hit-jobs on people with disabilities
— Ekklesia (@Ekklesia_co_uk) September 10, 2021
After demanding that schools re-open too early, Labour demands return of face masks to make sure they can stay open
Meanwhile Covid infections spread via schools are skyrocketing.
— Mirror Politics (@MirrorPolitics) September 10, 2021
Tories may be delaying compensation payments to Windrush scandal victims in the hope that they’ll die first
— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) September 10, 2021
And finally: after Boris ‘Rivers of Sh*t’ Johnson allowed polluters to dump nearly-raw sewage in rivers, will it hasten the date when England runs out of its water supply?
This is what he did:
— Breakthrough Party 🟠🌤️ (@BThroughParty) September 10, 2021
But is he hoping we’ve forgotten this?
There is a serious risk that some parts of the England will run out of water within the next 20 years. From a 2020 report.
Now they are dumping untreated waste into their rivers.
Think about that.
— JackElphinstone. (@ElphinstoneJack) September 10, 2021
It’s too late anyway: the rivers are already filling up with Johnson’s… product:
— IlkleyCleanRiver (@CleanIlkley) September 9, 2021
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