Tory manipulation of reporting has hidden true scale of Boris Johnson’s catastrophic response to pandemic crisis
The SKWAWKBOX has long argued that the Tories were using their control of how and when death figures were released to manage public perception of the scale of the catastrophe their slow and often non-response to the coronavirus pandemic caused.
Now that argument has been proven by figures calculated from official records – which show that for twenty-two consecutive days the UK lost a thousand or more of its people to the virus and to Boris Johnson’s reckless arrogance.
A chart compiled by the Press Association from official sources and commented on by a senior union official makes the disaster bleakly clear:
But there has not been a single day on which the government’s daily press briefing or any government statement has acknowledged that. Instead, Johnson, Hancock and co have repeatedly said how ‘proud’ they are of their ‘achievements‘ – and Johnson has repeatedly refused even to express regret at the death toll.
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