Tory mantra that they’re doing everything that can be done in this crisis exposed as sham yet again, as millions of desperately-needed masks go to other countries because Tories ignoring UK companies with stockpiles
The Tories have hidden time and again behind the nebulous phrase ‘we’re doing everything we can’ – and its variants – on everything from personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line NHS staff, to the never-ending and never-appearing ‘ramping up/scaling up/stepping up’ of coronavirus testing.
Anything to divert from the fact that they’re doing very little at all – and most of that is a sham.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak did it again during the daily press conference last night, asking NHS staff – on the verge of collapse and with many becoming infected and their death toll rocketing – to ‘rest assured that we’re doing absolutely everything we can and straining everything we can to get them the equipment that they need‘.
That lie was exposed again this morning by the revelation that UK firms are sending millions of masks, along with other PPE, to hospitals in other countries – because the UK government is simply ignoring them when they beg the Department of Health (DHSC) to talk to them about supplying to the NHS:
The NHS has run out of crucial items of PPE in many areas, while the government waste days claiming a shipment from developing nation Turkey is going to bail us out, while ignoring stocks right here, right now.
The Tories are lying while our NHS heroes are dying. Morgan’s description of them ‘massaging’ death figures to hide their guilt is inadequate – this is wholesale dishonesty and culpable homicide – but it’s by far the most honest assessment that has appeared on any broadcast media so far.
The incredulity of ITV’s reporter and presenters this morning was clear – but it must be matched by public awareness and outrage and by similarly honest and direct coverage by the other so-called ‘mainstream’ media.
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