"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Sunday 10 January 2021
"State corruption on a grand scale"
public and private worlds are inseparably connected ... the tyrannies
and servilities of one are the tyrannies and servilities of the
find myself today, after operations and stroke, hunkered down at home
and surviving, nervously dependent on an embattled health service.
result is that my blogs for the People’s Campaign for Jeremy Corbyn
have been almost entirely concentrated on defense of, and support
for, the NHS. They are attacks against political tyranny.
tyranny is led by a government that is totally corrupt. Our lives are
increasingly threatened, not as some would argue by incompetence and
laziness, but by deliberate acts of profiteering.
the health service there are brave whistleblowers. Here is ICU nurse,
Ameera Sheikh, who told the Press Association: “Some of my
colleagues are so burnt out that they can’t eat … Now we’re
seeing a massive surge, being in the second wave, and it’s worse
than the first wave … In our ICU usually all our patients have a
bed in their own room, so it’s just one bed in one room … But
sometimes you’re seeing two beds in one room and you’re seeing a
bed in between where two beds are… which then makes it a tighter
squeeze … Usually the nursing to patient ratio is one to one, but
you’re seeing one to two, one to three, one to four … After all
these months some of my colleagues are still wearing
expired FFP3 masks … A lot of them still haven’t been given the
TheLancet Editor, Richard Horton, commented in a recent tweet,
“The United Kingdom is an embarrassment in its response to
COVID-19. Without a plan for renewal, for investment in addressing
inequalities, the vaccine roll-out will fail. Inequality is the
central issue in COVID-19.”
The Lancet’s sister journal, the BMJ, ran a recent
editorial that declared, “The coronavirus pandemic has unleashed
state corruption on a grand scale that is harmful to public health.”
me, you may be sitting at home in anger and frustration, but you are
not defenceless. On Sunday, 17 January, you can join me at thelaunch of the Project for Peace and Justice whose aim is, “To bring people
together for social and economic justice, peace, and human rights, in
Britain and across the world.”
leave you with these words from Howard Zinn: “small acts when
multiplied by millions can change the world.”
Late news;Barts is where I had my heart operation and post-stroke care, They were and are wonderful. I accuse this government of being accessories to murder....