COVID-19 has undoubtedly exacerbated the visibility of the failures in the NHS. This highlights the long standing debate of who’s to blame? The Twitter-sphere is littered with leftist, anti-Tory propaganda. Claiming that the Conservatives have single-handedly caused the downfall of Britain’s beloved healthcare system. However, looking back into its history we can see that this claim has its faults.
Britons are entering their sixth week in lockdown, with only the publication of a vague exit strategy to look forward to. Almost inevitably this plan will not provide a clear timeline and will instead rephrase the Government’s existing mantra of data dependence. This approach, with its focus on ‘seeing’ all available information, features a paradoxical and profound blindness to the broader reality of our situation.
There is no doubt that the Coronavirus outbreak holds significant threat to the UK economy with the possibility of significant rises in unemployment, the bankruptcies of many small business and many undergraduates seeking postgraduate degrees rather than entering the world of work due to the precariousness of the economy for the next two years.
Last week the Liberal Democrats announced that they would postpone their leadership election, however, voting for the race to succeed Corbyn has closed and the result will be announced on Saturday.
Last week, Jeremy Corbyn told the BBC that the outbreak of coronavirus across the United Kingdom proved he was “right” in making unprecedented pledges to increase public spending.
Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster implied, live on the Andrew Marr Show, that Chinese coverage of the coronavirus outbreak has led to Britain’s slower rate of testing.
Yesterday, Rebecca Long-Bailey joined Lisa Nandy and Sir Keir Starmer on the Labour leadership ballot, leaving Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, as the only candidate who has yet to receive sufficient support from constituency Labour parties and affiliate groups.
Lega Nord failed to win in Emilia-Romagna in what was billed as an opportunity to redraw the political landscape of Italy.
Yesterday, Cardiff joined Belfast and Edinburgh in rejecting Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement.
The member of parliament for Birmingham Yardley’s decision to quit the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn comes after the candidate released a video on Twitter informing her supporters that she would not be able to unite the Labour Party.