The Prime Minister has caused outrage by claiming that care homes didn’t follow the correct procedures.
This is not the first time a government has refused to take responsibility for its actions: it is a habit that has got even worse over the past 12yrs.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tried to reduce the amount of criticism about his comment without any apology or admission that the responsibility is 100% that of government. Why do we say this? Because:
– the government told the NHS to move everyone who didn’t absolutely have to be in hospital into a care home while they recovered from whatever had led to the going into hospital in the first place;
– it was the government that failed to start a programme of testing from the very start of the pandemic;
– it was the government that failed to provide PPE supplies to care homes, despite the known difficulties individual people and individual businesses were having in getting hold of these supplies, until after many people in care homes had died.
We must not let government get away with refusing to accept responsibility by shifting blame to others. So email or tweet your local MP, and the Prime Minister, demanding that government accepts responsibility and, at the very least, apologies tfor causing the deaths of so many Disabled and older people.
You can find contact details for your MP and government at: https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP and email the Prime Minister at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t delay – Do it today!