Tuesday, 17 March 2020

The Joker




CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (17.03.2020)

Boris Johnson told business leaders on 16 March that the effort to manufacture more ventilators should be called “Last Gasp’. Meanwhile the company ready and willing to make millions of them has not received one order from the NHS. What a joker!

 

The ‘government’ is going to pay over £2.5 million a day to use private hospital beds. Meanwhile the Spanish have requisitioned them. This means the private health companies will make a profit out of the pandemic. Coincidence or planned?


Theatres are ‘advised’ to close but not ordered to. This means they cannot operate insurance cover and many smaller venues and theatre companies will go the wall, but hey a business opportunity for new property development. Coincidence or planned?


The UK is second from bottom in Europe for level of support to ill workers. In France, employees can exercise what is known as “the right of withdrawal” from work by walking off the job if they believe their health and safety are at risk, without having wages docked or facing punishment. In the UK no such luck with just £94.25 a week sick pay.


Meanwhile non-tax payer Richard ‘hold em to Ransom‘ Branson asks for £billions as airline ‘Coronavirus compensation’.

As the Italians say (who are increasingly on strike over all this) BASTA - Enough. My Jewish friends would add ‘Already’.


Keep well and don’t get upset - organise.

 

My regular blogs are here: www.davidwilson.org.uk


Need more information than you can get from MSN. Here are a few websites/ Facebooks for you. Twitter is also a useful source of information and debate


THE CANARY
https://www.thecanary.co/


NOVARA MEDIA
https://novaramedia.com/


WEAR RED
https://www.patreon.com/weearred


SKWAWKBOX
https://skwawkbox.org/


VOX POLITICAL
https://voxpoliticalonline.com/


EVOLVE POLITICS
https://evolvepolitics.com/


ANOTHER ANGRY VOICE

https://www.facebook.com/Another-Angry-Voice-185180654855189/

 

JOHN PILGER

http://johnpilger.com/


JONATHAN COOK

https://www.jonathan-cook.net/

 

and this US website

 
COUNTERPUNCH

 

There are many more.


Finally there is ...


ARTIST TAXI DRIVER – a regular short and funny video‘take’ on the day's news.

https://twitter.com/chunkymark

 



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