Boris Johnson’s coronavirus measures: Political criminality that will cost tens of thousands of lives

25 March 2020 — WSWS

By Chris Marsden

“Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope; because there won’t be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses,” Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared Monday.

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Lancet chief skewers Johnson government for its disastrous Covid-19 failure

24 March 2020 — True Publica

Lancet chief skewers Johnson government for its disastrous Covid-19 failure

An editorial piece in The Lancet – the world’s most prestigious, and best known general medical journal warned two months ago of the oncoming conflict between an ill-prepared, under-funded national health service and an indiscriminate invisible killer in the form of the 2019 coronavirus. More recently The Lancet warned again of the problems that health workers would be facing and yet the government took no notice – until it was too late:

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Sign the Petition! Stop all charter flight deportations to Jamaica and other Commonwealth countries

6 February 2020 — Change.org

Given the  Windrush scandal : the apology by the Government, promises of justice and compensation to people of the Windrush generation and others who came to the UK from Commonwealth countries threatened with deportation, there should be no mass deportations of anybody  to those countries.

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BREXIT THE TRAGICOMEDY starring Johnson, the Emperor with no Mandate

15 December 2019 — theplanningmotivedotcom

[I think this is an important piece of analysis, as far as it goes. WB]

brexit-the-tragicomedy-pdf

In times of great disappointment and crisis, it is important to keep a level head, to analyse the situation coolly and calmly, and most importantly to extend one’s intellectual vision beyond the immediate. Johnson, the Tories and the media are all rejoicing in what they consider to be a resounding victory. Clearly, the capitalist class and their media united, that is as far as the façade of democracy would allow, around the narrative, that it would be better to have a hard Brexit than a Corbyn led government. Faced with the choice between a Brexit that would damage the economy, and an aroused and inspired working class, they obviously chose the former.

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Get Brexit done!

13 December 2019 — Michael Roberts Blog

That was the campaign slogan of the incumbent Conservative government under PM Boris Johnson.  And it was the message that won over a sufficient number of those Labour voters who had voted to the leave the EU in 2016 to back the Conservatives.  One-third of Labour voters in the 2017 election wanted to leave the EU, mainly in the midlands and north of England, and in the small towns and communities that have few immigrants.  They have accepted the claim that their poorer living conditions and public services were due to the EU, immigration and the ‘elite’ of the London and the south.

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Is Johnson really going to ‘rein in’ NHS privatisation? Don’t you believe it!

27 September 2019 — OurNHS

The end of NHS privatisation would appear – once again – to have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, things could be about to get considerably worse…

Caroline Molloy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets staff during a visit to The Princess Alexandra hospital in Essex,

Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets staff during a visit to The Princess Alexandra hospital in Essex, September 27 2019 | Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

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US & UK Military-Intelligence Apparatus Deploy Media Smears Against Corbyn

11 December 2019 — Consortium News

In the lead-up to Britain’s historic election on Wednesday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been hit with evidence-free Russiagate-style allegations, Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal report.

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal
The Grayzone

The popular socialist leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, could be on the verge of becoming prime minister of the United Kingdom. And the mere possibility is terrifying British intelligence services and the U.S. government. [Allegedly. WB]

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