The first and central problem with comparing the UK government’s performance on the pandemic is the fact that Johnson was the idiot who – following Trump – called it a flu and then not only shook the hands of COVID-19 patients but actually boasted about it. In doing so, he once again displayed the same puerile fecklessness that has always marked this fool’s public life. He has been as reckless with public health as his Brexiteer attack on the social political and economic welfare of Britain. His and the Tory Party’s actions throughout have deceitfully, recklessly and irresponsibly sabotaged the welfare of the British people. His jolly foolishness, and his Party’s subversion of democracy reveal an absolute unfitness to govern.

James McDonald,
May Day,
1 May 2020