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Thu Jul 2, 2020, 06:41 AM

Fintan O'Toole's Brutal takedown of Boris

The Brexit mindset is a binary of greatness and nothingness. Britain must be either triumphant or sunk in humiliation. Mirroring this crazy dualism, the alternative to “world-beating” efforts to rout the virus is total failure. There is no middle way, no possibility of being like everybody else, ­doing one’s best, following best international practice, learning from mistakes, paying attention to the obvious, saving as many lives as possible. In the demented logic of the ruling caste, that which is not greatness – competence, functionality, patient and honest effort – is of no account. It is all or nothing, and time and again in the tragic mismanagement of the pandemic, the first has collapsed into the second.


It is a long read for the New Statesman and worth clicking on the link to read it all. Not saying anything that most of us do not already realise but making it very clear how the disastrous response to Covid links very clearly with their bollocks on Brexit - really interesting read.

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Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:42 AM

1. That was satisfyingly thermonuclear . . . .

Thank you!

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