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Matt Hancock’s amateur theatrics mock the commencement of Covid vaccinations

Matt Hancock: this would have been a more honest reaction to a working-class person getting the Covid vaccination.

If you’ve never agreed with Kerry-Anne Mendoza before, you may agree with this:

What an absolute disgrace.

Matt Hancock tried to pretend he was tearing up at the sight of a gentleman named William Shakespeare (no kidding; I think they must have searched him out for the photo opportunity) being among the first to get the new Covid-19 vaccination.

Instead he made it seem that he was laughing at us all.

That’s a dangerous thing for a government minister to do, after presiding over tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths due to poor preparation and tens of thousands more after giving away billions of pounds to fellow Conservatives who claimed they were running companies that could help but turned out to be liars in expensive suits.

Still, some of us managed to laugh at him…

Meanwhile, 616 more people were reported to have died of the virus yesterday, meaning the death rate has maintained its level of more than 600 per day, despite Hancock’s (claimed) efforts to get it down. His English lockdown achieved nothing.

The total number of cases increased by 12,282 – down slightly from 14,718 cases recorded on Monday.

The total number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus is now 62,033 (according to the new recording system. The actual number of Covid-19-related deaths is much higher).

The total number of people to test positive for the virus in the last seven days has reached 107,158.

And since the pandemic started, there have been 1,750,241 confirmed Covid-19 infections in the UK.

It has now been revealed that London emerged from Boris Johnson’s second lockdown with more Covid-19 cases than when it started, with rates still rising across three quarters of the city’s 32 boroughs in the week to 3 December.

Public Health England data shows that there were 174.1 infections per 100,000 London residents in the seven days to 3 December – up from 154.5 a week earlier.

Analysis by The Independent found this figure to be higher than dozens of areas in Tier 3, including Middlesbrough (170), Manchester (166), Nottingham (152), Leeds (150), Bristol (141) and Newcastle-upon-Tyne (128).

London is in Tier 2.

But that’s as much of an amateur theatrical show as Hancock’s fake tears.

Don’t try to justify Theresa May’s tears. She will NEVER deserve our sympathy

Maybe I’m coming late to this particular topic but did the story about Theresa May’s tears disturb you as much as it did me?

The thought that anyone could command the sympathy of the public, simply by turning on the water works, is abhorrent to me.

So when I saw this tweet, it riled me:

To suggest that people are criticising her for behaving like a woman is disingenuous in the extreme – and frankly insulting to people of the female gender.

The point people were making was, well, here’s David Walliams:

Paul Johnson merely expands on the theme:


As does Aaron Bastani:

Here’s a fuller explanation:

And let’s look at some of those other issues:


The lists go on and on:

Someone else was far more creative with that image:


So the reason Mrs May received no sympathy has nothing to do with her behaviour as a woman. It’s actually much more simple:

She doesn’t deserve it.

Crocodile tears: Heidi Allen’s emotional response to effect of Universal Credit is negated by her voting record

It would have been such a nice story – a ‘coming together’ of Labour and Conservative to make Universal Credit better. What a shame it isn’t true.

Here‘s Evolve Politics:

Labour’s Frank Field moved a Conservative MP to tears during a debate on Universal Credit in Parliament today.

During an incredibly emotive speech, Field recounted several horrifying stories of the devastating effects the new all-in-one Tory benefit, Universal Credit, has had on several of his constituents.

Field’s stories, which included a constituent who he had attempted to persuade not to commit suicide, and another family whose child had cried with hunger, were so heart-wrenching that Conservative MP Heidi Allen was left too emotional to continue her reply to the Labour MP.

See the exchange for yourself:

The trouble is, they were crocodile tears from Ms Allen, who makes a very good show of caring when she is in front of the Commons cameras, but relentlessly troops through the lobbies in support of the Conservative government policies that have caused the misery that apparently moved her.

The information from TheyWorkForYou.com states clearly that Ms Allen has voted “against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability” and “generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits”. [Boldings mine.]



And some commenters have paused to remind us all that the architect of Universal Credit was Iain Duncan Smith – and he deserves to be punished for the harm he has inflicted on innocent citizens of the UK:


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