Boris Johnson has confirmed there were things the government could have done differently in its handling of the coronavirus crisis, and in a marked shift in tone, the Prime Minister admitted that lessons could have been learnt from the first stages of the pandemic.
And he acknowledged that the government didn’t understand the virus in the way that they would have wanted in the initial few weeks and months, and he said that perhaps there were things they could have done different and of course, there will be the opportunity to understand what precisely they could have done, or done differently.
Boris Johnson stated, that when they listen to the scientists, the questions that they ask are really open questions as far as they’re concerned and that there would be an opportunity to analyse all those problems.
He said that he believed that the sole thing that they didn’t recognise at the start was the degree to which it was being transmitted asymptomatically from person to person, but he would not be drawn on any particular lapses in judgement, such as lack of protective kit for frontline workers and the turbulent testing regime.
And Boris Johnson dismissed that lockdown had come too late, despite several of the government’s own scientific advisers saying that the UK’s death toll could have been lower if constraints had come sooner.
And he stated that it was on the contrary and that if you looked at the time of every single piece of advice that they were given from their advisers, from SAGE, that whenever they said that they needed to take a particular action, that they adhered to that advice like cement.
So, Boris Johnson has finally admitted the Government has mishandled its response to the coronavirus, and this has finally put to bed the Prime Minister’s earlier claim that his Government took the right decisions at the right time.
When all said and done, Boris Johnson was too slow to acknowledge the threat of the virus, too slow to start lockdown and too slow to take the disaster seriously, and the menace of a second wave is still quite evident.
And it’s crucial the Government learns the lessons of its errors so that they can help save lives, and the Prime Minister and his Government must face reality so that they can recognise where they went wrong so that they can learn from their blunders which have led to fatal consequences.
And maybe not letting people in from other countries while we were in the middle of a pandemic would have been a great start, or urging people to wear face masks earlier when in stores – this is all common sense and something that is extremely obvious.
There were UK Government contracts for PPE worth more than £830 million that had been granted to at least 12 separate companies, supporters of the Conservative Party, and PPE has never evolved.
And the coronavirus pandemic has allowed some to replenish their coffers, so say thank you to the Tory enablers you voted in, and Labour attacked the Government of handing out profitable COVID 19 contracts to Conservative friends and warned that supplies had not been delivered.
More than $1 trillion of corporate profit smuggled into tax havens to dodge taxes – UK, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, the ‘axes of tax avoidance’, responsible for 72 per cent of global tax loss, and the United Kingdom takes little effective action against the avoidance industry.
And if deception has been perpetrated they should be named and shamed, and then prosecuted irrespective of who they are.
That said, historically British governments and local authorities are world-class when it comes to wasting taxpayers money, irrespective of their political leaning.
Lies are spread and then the onus is placed elsewhere, and Brexit was the biggest lie in British politics this decade and the majority fell for it, hook, line and sinker.
The first failing for Boris Johnson was that he didn’t attend the Cobra meetings on the pandemic. He missed the first five Cobra meetings and then later maintained he didn’t know until late that some people were asymptomatic carriers.
However, if he had attended the earlier Cobra meetings he would have known this and saying that he didn’t understand this virus was a deception.
They had loads of time to prepare and did zilch and they let it get out of control, but then the Tories have never been interested in listening, with one exception – money, that’s been extorted or extracted.
These people have a terminal mindset that is one of elitism and divine freedom to dominate. Not because of any particular skill, but because some public school head told them so, and millions have suffered because of it.
And the industrial and tech revolutions have made millions obsolete in their economic design, and then they’re therefore lied to and treated like filth.
The United Kingdom is a pretty basic and very rudimentary society, and the average Brit is afraid, terrified and kept illiterate, and then you have Labour acting all smart, but that’s like locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.
And it’s shocking that so many have died through the Governments inadequacy, and I bet now the opposition parties are laughing their heads off, as this Government is slaughtering itself without them having to oppose them in any way.
And to be fair, if Boris Johnson had been honest and true to the British people, that would have at least been refreshingly nice, but it’s too late now Boris and now you’re being honest, saying that you messed up. Well, tell that to the families of the 50,000 plus who’s kin have died through Boris Johnson’s vanity and inadequacy.
Now Boris Johnson is going on about obesity, well, he really does need to take a good look at himself in the mirror – oink oink! What’s he been eating out of? The trough of plenty, and now the blob is saying they could have done things differently.
And it seems as if not everyone is wearing their masks and staff have been told not to challenge, confront or refuse entry to anyone who isn’t wearing one. Well, that’s another nice mess Boris has got us into, and one that’s totally unenforceable.
And something tells me Boris Johnson isn’t going to get much sympathy because there’s no justification for the things this Government have allowed to happen.
They are the only ones complicit in this tragedy, no one else, no matter how hard they try to shift the blame onto innocent bystanders and to be fair, Boris’s career has been one whopper after another.
If he can’t testiculate, jabber or bluff his problems away, he goes into hiding, and he might have admitted his shortcomings but he also needs to admit responsibility as he’s deemed to be in charge of everything.
Come on Boris, you’re the Prime Minister, so anything that has arisen because of what the Government have done or failed to do is 100 per cent your responsibility.
And I don’t believe the families and friends of the 65,000 plus who’ve died are going to say, ‘Oh, that’s okay then. The Government messed up and my relative or friend died as a result of their ineptitude, but it was nothing to do with Boris Johnson and his Government, someone else was to blame’.
This should have been brought in when there was the first mention of the virus, not three months later, and I just wish that our Government would learn from this and actually organise themselves properly.
Boris Johnson should have fired Dominic Cummings, that was the turning point when our country eventually lost patience with Boris Johnson, and that’s when he lost control of the country, and he will never get that back, and that was his damaging mistake.
Because prior to the Dominic Cummings embarrassment, most people were doing what the Government told them to do, and when Dominic Cummings wasn’t fired, people justifiably decided that if the rules didn’t apply to him, then the rules didn’t apply to them either.
And now it’s the denial of their mistakes, and the instant endeavours to condemn someone else, which highlights Boris Johnson as mean-spirited and callous.
After all, it was there in the public domain what would happen if the UK buried its head in the sand. Italy produced a blueprint and the Far East was taking it really seriously from day one.
And it seems that several more underdeveloped countries had done an exceptional job at containing their outbreaks, while here in the United Kingdom we’re still bickering over face coverings.
The virus came from China and it made it as far as our relatively near neighbours Italy, so why didn’t our Government not realise it was going to come here to the United Kingdom when it reached Italy and lockdown quickly?
Even the SAGE government advisers stated if lockdown had come one week earlier as they had urged the Government to do, half the deaths could have been averted.