Firstly, Matt Hancock implied that nurses were over-using PPE and the implications were that they were to blame for the shortage. An NHS doctor - in her online diary - has challenged Matt Hancock to do her job without adequate protection, finishing with the quote: "Fuck you, Matt Hancock". This is a doctor, not a cleaner.
Now - as predicted - the scientist advisors are being blamed for giving bad advice which caused the cabinet steering group to completely ignore care homes for the elderly, resulting in a huge amount of avoidable deaths.
Pritti Patel has insisted that it should be British workers - presumably taken from the recently registered unemployed 800,000 - who should pick our crops at harvest time, despite that the farms need anyone they can get who can do the job. It's a nice idea, but now is not the time to turn ideals into realities.
One day they stand on the streets applauding the under-paid heroes who are keeping the country running, and the next they seem to be saying that they should go back to their own countries and leave British workers to earn their own money and keep the economy afloat. As if.
I am not saying that Labour could have done any better, because they are all a bunch of politicians, but I am saying that this lot have pretty much fucked-up on every level, and it's not over yet - far from it. People of my age will not live to see it sorted out.
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