More than 100,000 new #Covid19 infections but #BorisJohnson dithers. Why?

So it has finally happened.

Yesterday (December 22), the UK reported 106,122 new cases of Covid-19.

We had been warned to expect this, months ago. It took a while but the prediction has come true.

Why did it come true? Partly because of the rise of the Omicron variant, partly because Boris Johnson failed to close our borders the instant its existence was suggested, partly because he had already loosened other restrictions that hindered the spread of the disease.

Mostly because Boris Johnson really couldn’t care less.

You can tell that last point is true because he has delayed announcing any new restrictions that could limit Covid’s advance.

Yes, it would look awkward for Johnson to announce new regulations just after he had been shown breaking his own rules previously, but the first duty of any government is to protect the people – not to protect its own image. By delaying, Johnson is causing even more harm.

Even more damning is the possibility – I would call it a likelihood – that Johnson is delaying any announcement so he can use it to push any further damaging revelations about his own selfishness, incompetence and corruption off the news agenda.

How many people will suffer for the sake of Johnson’s ambitions?

We shall see.

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