B0ycey wrote:The thing with this crisis is the truth has never been given Noemon. It isn't political to leave the government to make their own mess. Labour should stay out of it and demand the impossible because they are the opposition. That has been going on in politics for as long as I can remember.
Things are so blurry it is impossible to say if traditional partisanship will have a positive effect on Labour's poll figures.
I cannot think of any political messages capable of being deployed with effect against Boris right now.
Boycey wrote:The truth was that this virus was always going to be mitigated and never eradicated. Only now has Boris started to reveal that. The truth is that all governments overacted and continue to this day make out this is a bigger crisis than it needed to be. The truth is the NHS never went over its capacity and can be compared to 2018 when they did and beds were set out in corridors to fulfil their shortages. The truth is money should have been spent on hospital capacity in any case than shutting down the economy and a recruitment drive should have begun last April to build up new skills in the NHS and the truth is China growth figures today is not because they got on top of the crisis but because thet have been doing what I said to some extent and kept their economy going despite their unreported Covid deaths. These are the truths. And now we have to pay for our stupidity or pay the economic crisis sometime down the road. Hammond sees it. I see it. I suspect you see it too.
Every government has to balance economics, lockdown, relief, tax revenues and projections. The British have not done a bad job at finding a compromise between all these parametres. I do not think that the British figures of Covid-19 permit a lesser lockdown.
I agree with your assertion about China but the most noteworthy remark on China's economy is that the service sector is not as large as in western economies and the service sector is the one most affected by the lockdowns.
I think everybody understands that the relatively generous social cushion provided right now will have to be paid by somebody down the line.
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