#Drakeford attacks England as #globaloutlier on #Covid19 because of #Tories

Mark Drakeford: Wales’ First Minister has previously described the Tory government in Westminster as “utterly shambolic”.

This is a story about the daftness of the Tory press and the way they frame their questions to try to make Boris Johnson’s government look remotely reasonable when it is not.

That’s the reason Mark Drakeford, leader of Welsh Labour and First Minister of Wales, was challenged to defend his decision to continue with health protection measures – not restrictions – when England is not.

He deftly turned the question on its head:

He said – rightly – that England is not taking action to protect its population.

“The real question is, why is England such a global outlier,” he said.

“In England, we have a government that is politically paralysed with a prime minister [who] is unable to secure an agreement through his cabinet to take the actions that his advisors have been telling him ought to have been taken,” he said.

“Even if he could get his cabinet to agree them, he can’t get his MPs to agree them either.”

And today (January 8), even the official UK statistic for the number of Covid-19-related deaths (which many of us believe to be gerrymandered to appear lower than the actual amount) exceeded 150,000 deaths.

The UK is the seventh country in the world to pass 150,000 deaths, Of the other six – the USA, Brazil, India, Russia, Mexico and Peru – only Peru has a smaller population, putting the lie once again to Boris Johnson’s claims that the UK’s measures to defeat Covid-19 are leading the world.

Worse, the number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test is accelerating – up 38.3 per cent on the previous week.

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