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I have never seen such chaos and greed in government

Every day the news gets worse, as it seems like a combination of Trump and Putin are running the country. The brilliant article by George Mombiot highlights the institutional corruption at the top of government, with a web of incompetent chums handing out tens of n billions of contracts with no tendering and seemingly no oversight to friends of Johnson and Cummings and Dido's; to companies with no expertise or concern over health and scientific matters to take over our response to coronavirus.

It is now clear that there is a de facto coup taking place to privatise all public responses to the delivery of PPE, teste and trace, the provision of medicines and now to transform the NHS into a privatised insurance led health service.

The result is chaos, increased transmissions and deaths, the bankrupting of our public finances and the centralisation of power to this new kleptocracy.

Yesterday I was told that Johnson has agreed to pay some what over £32 million a month to the UAE to rent the space of the Nightingale hospital - which is unused. At the same time rumour has it that when Johnson leaves the ship which he has himself sunk he is angling for a multi million pound consultancy contract with - wait for it - the UAE.

When this bunch of corrupt incompetents is eventually forced out by their own party - after completing the ruination of the country with a no or next to no deal Brexit they will leave us as an offshore money laundering haven for their oligarch and vulture fund backers. including the reactionary billionaire elite which runs our media

Meanwhile who will pay for all this mess and greed? Why us of course, the people who actually do the work and pay our taxes, young and old alike. the recession will loom over us while COVID continues to ravage our society, economy and lives.


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