Boris Johnson has blamed coronavirus on the British people, for loving freedom too much Apparently, the Germans and Italians are too cowardly and timid to die in great numbers. People, these are the words of our illustrious leader. It is our fault that we supposedly die, not the governments policies, not the fact that they have are unable to prove the existence of the disease. IT IS ALL OUR FAULT because we want to be free. Labour’s Ben Bradshaw had asked the prime minister whether the fact that Germany and Italy had far lower death rates and far less severe lifestyle restrictions in place might be because “they have test and trace systems that actually work?” The answer that followed is not so much one for the history books as one for the Guinness books. Certainly it is the most execrable thing this most execrable prime minister has ever uttered. If any past prime minister has ever come out with anything quite so toe curlingly absurd than I, personally, have never heard it.