Repeatedly we see decisions that are made by the UK Government that exacerbate the situation — whether it is inadequate income support for workers or lack of PPE stockpiles for frontline staff, cancellation of orders for essential kit then transferred to other companies closer to the Conservative Party’s donor group, repeated off the cuff lies — all stemming from a crazy ‘take it on the chin’ policy.
As an Irish citizen trapped in the UK I am reminded of Sir Charles Trevelyan during the mid Victorian era.
Who took what on whose chin?
Repeatedly means deliberately, just as DWP policy on sanctions as a motivator of behavioural change is clearly a deliberate policy that goes ahead in spite of the harm it causes.
Why the other leaders of political parties, why editors and pundits and international leaders are not screaming for a cross party government led by all leaders, informed by epidemiological science and best practice is beyond me. We are all enabling a terrible catastrophe by our deference and silence.