New Labour has-been and alleged war criminal Tony Blair has been trying to be relevant again.
His fan club has been singing his praises after he announced an outline plan of what Boris Johnson’s government should be doing during it’s four-week November lockdown in England.
And fair play to him – at least he has a plan. Johnson’s will be to give even more of your money to private-enterprise ‘test, track and trace’ snake-oil charlatans who won’t deliver anything and wait for herd immunity to kick in, no matter how many people die before it does.
Here’s Blair’s plan:
Tony Blair on #r4today: What we’re suggesting is we use November to do 4 things: look at the acceleration of deployment of vaccines; accelerate the deployment of therapeutics drugs; appoint a Minister for Testing now; & put in place the best data system.https://t.co/FlZMnSCns7
— Tony Blair Institute (@InstituteGC) November 2, 2020
What a shame it falls down in the details!
You see, the vaccines he wants to deploy have not been proven safe – or even particularly effective – yet, and look at the kind of people supporting him on it:
Tony Blair making a very sensible case right now on Today re: vaccine deployment.
If, as seems to be the case, the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and only debate is whether it is 40 or 80 percent effective then what the hell are we waiting for? Get it out now.
— Tom Harwood (@tomhfh) November 2, 2020
(Tom Harwood writes for the odious Guido Fawkes Tory-support blog. If he’s supporting Tony Blair, what does that make Blair?)
So Tony Blair seems to be suggesting that we take a vaccine now, before it's been proven safe and before we are 100% certain that it won't kill us all in a few months. Maybe it will, maybe it won't.
Is he mad?
— The Core (@SocialM85897394) November 2, 2020
This is Blair’s perennial problem. He comes out with these grand overarching schemes, but the minutiae let him down.
For instance, do you remember when he said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs)?
Tony Blair: “it concludes Iraq has chemical and biological weapons”.
He lied to parliament.
He should be expelled from the Labour Party. RT if you agree.pic.twitter.com/VJ6PPNkoey
— Nadeem Ahmed (@Muqadaam) November 2, 2020
In fact, Iraq destroyed its chemical weapons stockpile and halted its biological and nuclear weapon programs in 1991, more than a decade before Blair made the speech quoted above.
But the UK still went to war in Iraq – and that’s why many of us want to see Blair tried in The Hague for war crimes.
Looking at it objectively, would you put your health in the hands of this reckless cowboy?
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