Care Homes and Boris Johnson’s Blame Game

The Government is today facing repeated calls to apologise after Boris Johnson yesterday said that “too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedure in the way that they could have”. The comments have been widely criticised by care leaders, unions and MPs as an attempt to shift the blame for the high death tollContinue reading “Care Homes and Boris Johnson’s Blame Game”

Regional Lockdown: A Damning Indictment of Poor Government Covid-19 Strategy

The question was never if, but when would we start seeing regional lockdowns being implemented in regions which were seeing an uptick in Covid-19 cases. Already at the start of June I wrote about the rising R value in a number of regions across England and how Matt Hancock had proposed regional lockdowns as aContinue reading “Regional Lockdown: A Damning Indictment of Poor Government Covid-19 Strategy”

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Short Life of the Test, Track and Trace App

In a long list of bad weeks for the government, which stretch back to the beginning of the corona virus pandemic, surely this week is a contender for the most embarrassing. Only two days ago the government was forced to U-turn on providing free school meals for children during the summer holiday, and yesterday theContinue reading “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Short Life of the Test, Track and Trace App”