Still unsure about what is wrong with this government?

The UK Government is now opening the country wider for foreign travel. Anything wrong with that, considering the current COVID situation in the UK?

  • 1 million infections in 30 days

  • 203 deaths again recorded in the last 24h

  • 1,009 deaths in the last 7 days

  • 3,601 deaths in the last 28 days

  • As schools returned, mitigations have been relaxed

  • Cases, hospitalisations, deaths are higher than this time last year

  • 122,000 children were absent from state schools with confirmed or suspected COVID infections last week – the highest number for England during the pandemic

Nobody would consider it ‘okay’ for an Airbus A330 (that typically flies between 210-250 passengers) to crash in the UK every day. Immediate actions would be taken at the highest level of government to stop this from happening.

So, why do the prime minister and his government currently consider it ‘okay’ or acceptable for around 200 people to die of COVID-19 every day and do nothing about it?

These are 200 people’s Dad, Mum, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, grandparents we are losing every day.

No, it is not ‘normal’.

No, it is not ‘acceptable’.

No, it is not ‘okay’.

If you are still unsure about what is wrong with this (reshuffled or not) maskless, careless, lacklustre government, think again! ■

(Cover: Flickr/Number 10 — Cabinet meeting. — CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)