European death figures shame England’s shambolic and ideologically-driven government
A simple tweet listing the deaths in Europe by country is the most damning summary of the government’s performance in England.
Martin Keatings tweeted out the deaths in European countries published yesterday – and the UK’s position shames Boris Johnson’s appalling and catastrophic handling of the pandemic:
The UK saw almost four times as many deaths as former ‘hotspot’ Italy – and 162 times more than former disaster zone Spain.
But it is Johnson’s catastrophe. Because Keatings also listed the figures for the UK’s nations – and relative to their population sizes, England’s death total yesterday was 67% worse than Scotland’s, 9% worse than that of Wales – and infinitely worse than Northern Ireland’s zero deaths.
And death numbers, hospitalisation numbers and ICU admissions have all risen in the last few days, at a point that suggests they stem from Johnson’s insane decision to force millions back to work with no warning earlier this month.
Even the government’s own scientific advisers are now warning that it is far too soon to ease the lock-down, yet Johnson continues his mad haste and his disregard for its consequences – except for secretly tripling temporary capacity for storing the bodies of his victims.
The evidence for Johnson’s guilt is piling ever higher – but a simple tweet with a list of numbers is one of the most damning summaries you will find.
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