How dare you boast, Johnson?
Boris Johnson returned to the public eye this morning – and immediately picked up where he left off, misleading the public and lying outright about his government’s performance and its impact on the NHS and the millions who rely on it.
Most scandalously, he dared to boast that his government had ‘defied expectations’ by preventing the NHS from being overloaded and that there had been spare ICU and ventilator capacity at all times:
That ‘spare’ capacity has been achieved by sending elderly people back home or to care homes to die knowing they are infected – spreading the infection to thousands of others just as vulnerable.
And the Tories have fostered the illusion of a ‘coping’ NHS by persistently understating the number of health workers who have died because of the constant lack of personal protective equipment – even today, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said around 90 have died when the total is approaching 140.
In reality, the performance of Johnson and his party has led to the UK, which has less than 1% of the world’s population, having 10% of global coronavirus deaths, even on the government’s admitted figures – and the real figure is more than 20%.
How dare he boast?
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