The UK now has the highest Covid-19 death rate in the world. We also have the second highest death toll in the world. We come second only to America - a country home to 220 million more people than the UK.
It's obvious to anyone that isn't in complete denial this is down to blatant failings on behalf of the current government.
90% of the world's governments took precautions at airports such as quarantine and testing. The UK government was one of the 10% that did nothing allowing 18 million people to enter the country. Many from countries affected by coronavirus.
The UK government delayed the lockdown by 11 days against scientific advice while Boris Johnson dithered. Even when lockdowns were in place across the rest of Europe, the UK hadn’t even ordered cafes, restaurants and pubs to close. A recent report showed that if the lockdown had been implemented one week earlier it would have stopped 75% of deaths, that being around 30,000 lives in the current wave.
On the 1st of June 2020, the International Socialist Guild (ISG) will open its first National Chapter here in the United Kingdom. Designed to provide a safe and secure space within which to organise, educate and network, ISG membership is available only to Socialists, who can join as private Guild members.
Ben Timberley, the ISG Founder commented:
“The ISG has been a long time coming. With ever increasing levels of harassment, persecution and interference in the affairs of Socialists around the world and in the UK; I felt it was time that Socialists had somewhere safe to organise within.”
Whilst its office is based in Derbyshire well away from the unhealthy ‘Westminster bubble’, the ISG will primarily be hosted in a secure online forum. The forum will be protected by technical AND legal defences, ensuring Guild member interactions remain private and unusable in any form by disruptive groups, which include political party compliance teams.
Just when you thought she couldn't get any lower, the revolting Katie Hopkins has outdone herself during the season of goodwill, by taking a swipe at a man spending his first Xmas alone with his children after the murder of their mother - by suggesting that either he c...