To those who hope and expect that common sense will prevail and the government will begin to relax its lockdown policies, I seriously don't see how this can happen. The Johnson government, aware of its colossal mistakes over the past nine months, has only a single option: to continue on its wayward path in order to create a rearguard defence of its policy in the hope that deaths over the winter of 2020-21 will soar, thus justifying its earlier actions. In a malign pre-emptive tactical manoeuvre it has ceased the publication of daily Covid-19 death-tolls, yearning for a major winter flu outbreak to augment the number of deaths which can be re-defined as Covid-related.
Meanwhile the thoroughly incompetent and evil Health Secretary Matthew Hancock has been made aware of the judgement of Amnesty International on his actions in March of expelling 25,000 sick and elderly patients from hospitals, confining them alone in care homes where staff were instructed illegally to serve them with “Do Not Resuscitate” orders and medical care was withheld by GPs who Hancock authorised to decline treatment. Amnesty International asserts in its “As If Expendable” report that over three months, 18,562 elderly people were allowed to die alone and unattended in care homes. This atrocity, unparalleled in British legal history, crosses the threshold of the designation of a ‘crime against humanity’ and Hancock knows it. His only recourse is to double down on his ill-fated health policies in the hope that a future catastrophic winter death-toll will provide some perceived justification for his criminal actions and serial incompetence and prevent his prosecution in the international courts.
Hancock shows all the symptoms of psychopathy, having no place in his life for truth, common human decency or empathy with those in less powerful positions. I intend to make it a personal objective to do all in my power to ensure that he is brought before a court to answer for his inhuman activities throughout the events of 2020.