England’s Favourite Ned*

... did nothing wrong. Of course not. They never do, do they? No matter the vandalism, the destruction in their wake, the trail of buckie shards left behind, someone else is to blame. »

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Stay Alert!

Take a comfortable lockdown seat, stick some popcorn into the microwave and watch: Remember the overweight BoJo stuck on a zip wire waving the Union Jack? You’ve seen nothing yet, England and her Tories are about to find out the true cost of putting an inept clown in charge. »

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Netflix and Chill

At the top of this week’s Netflix ‘for you’ list came the star studded 1995 classic Outbreak. I cringed a bit, but watched it in the end, being the lockdown and all that, and I am glad I did, for I finally understand where the UK Government got its COVID-19 strategy from! This Hollywood disaster cliche has it all: the politicians’ cavalier attitude to loss of life, the war imagery, the pseudoscience, the vaccine produced in days, the triumphal ending. »

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A Grownup Conversation?

This week’s attempt of the Scottish Government to start a grown up conversation on how we deal with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is most welcome, to the extent to which it goes, which is not far enough. »

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Reaping the Herd Immunity Strategy Costs

With BoJo out of critical care, and yesterday’s UK COVID-19 deaths just shy of a 1000, the highest ever recorded in Europe, it’s time to ask the PM ‘how’s the herd immunity working for ya?’ For as Marina Hyde noted, the people dying today were most likely infected in that critical time when BoJo and co. were telling us this was nothing serious to worry about. »

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The Lies are Killing Us

I don't know how you, but I have reached a point where I can't take the daily No. 10 briefings. There is no end to the half-truths, omissions and outright lies; it's the £350m red bus all over again. »

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The Race is On

Which of our politicians is going to come up with the worst COVID-19 joke today, I wonder? All bets are off on this one, of fools

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Not Dyson, FFS!

The UK Government has yet to put a foot right in its handling of the COVID-19 epidemic, and the decision to order 10,000 yet to be invented ventilators from a vacuum cleaner manufacturer while refusing to join the EU procurement effort is almost certainly another misstep on the way to the mother of all Public Inquiries. »

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