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The lethally incompetent arrogance of the Tories

May 5, 2020

Wee Ginger Dug

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The UK is now the leader in Europe. Unfortunately it’s a leader in a way that isn’t going to gladden the cockles of even the most deluded British nationalist’s heart, because the UK now has the highest total number of recorded deaths from Covid-19 of anywhere in Europe and has exceeded the death toll in Italy, until now the worst affected country in Europe. According to new figures from the UK Government’s own Office of National Statistics, by May 2 there had been 29,648 registered deaths in England and Wales where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. Together with reported deaths from Scotland and Northern Ireland, this takes the total in the UK to 32,375. This figure is over 3000 greater than Italy’s total of 29,029 and we’re not out of the woods yet. It’s a leader table to weep over, literally.

This was of course the lead…

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