Boris Johnson’s latest update on the government’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic, attempting to outline a ‘road map’ toward moving the country out of lockdown, has left many people in Britain confused. According to a YouGov poll, only 30% of people feel they understand the new slogan of “Stay alert, control the virus, save lives”.
The Tory Government’s failure to convincingly meet their own five tests increases both the likelihood and severity of a second wave of the pandemic.
Trade unionists would have been shocked and appalled to read your article in the Murdoch paper the Times (20th April) headlined “We need a national council of reconstruction to rebuild the country”.
The victory of Keir Starmer in the election to choose the Labour Party leader, with Angela Rayner as deputy, is undoubtedly a major setback for the left and has been greeted by much fanfare by the main mouthpieces of the capitalist class like the Financial Times.