When millions of people are making unprecedented sacrifices, the least we expect is for those in power to do the same, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones
Owen Jones🌹Cummings has shown it’s one rule for the establishment, another for everyone else. Everything else is noise.
Owen Jones🌹"If potentially infected people from the hotspot of the pandemic travel across the country, they risk seeding the virus in hospitals and allowing a deadly illness to spread to vulnerable patients."
Exclusive: eyewitness says top No 10 aide left isolation to go 30 miles to popular tourist town
Owen Jones🌹Which rules are the government going to rewrite or invent to explain Dominic Cummings' SECOND trip, then?
If he doesn't resign, the government are telling millions of people who've made huge sacrifices to go **** ourselves.
A large-scale return to work without the ability to test, trace and isolate risks creating super-spreader events, says epidemiology professor David Hunter
Owen Jones🌹"If we take the PM’s advice and return to work in large numbers now – and without the ability to test, trace and isolate – then virus spread will increase, there will be super-spreader events and local or regional lockdowns will have to be reconsidered."
Britain’s death rate is the worst in Europe, yet our rightwing media focuses on a scientist’s sex life, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones
Owen Jones🌹"Why did we pursue a disastrous policy of herd immunity and hand-washing to the tune of Happy Birthday while corpses were being stuffed into body bags in Lombardy?"
That's what we should be angry about, not the personal misdemeanour of a scientist.
Owen Jones🌹The right-wing press is holding a scientist to account for his sex life more than it's holding the government to account for thousands of avoidable deaths. This is an angry piece, because I am angry.
Exclusive: Covid-19 patient transfers to new London facility cancelled due to lack of ICU nurses
Owen Jones🌹As many are pointing out, Nightingale didn't have the staff necessary to look after patients, causing it to turn some away. Which begs the question what was Nightingale really for, and how did the government get away with trumpeting it as much as it did.
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Political terrain in UK seems to have opened up in wake of crisis
Owen Jones🌹Polls show 74% of the public support rent controls and over half support Universal Basic Income.
A national emergency demands radical action - and Labour need to be far more courageous, not least in defending private renters.