The latest easing measures begun on December 2nd with further easing scheduled for the holiday period seems certain to revive the numbers of cases and then, with a slight delay, an increase in hospitalisations and deaths.
The Tories have no real plan to get out of the current economic crisis, but they are determined that the working class will foot the bill.
In that way, their hope is that the end result of this economic slump will be much lower wages across the board and that profits for the remaining companies will significantly increase as a result.
The upturn in new coronavirus cases in Britain has become so marked that even the Tory government, its media and the supportive Labour leadership cannot ignore it. Instead, the government has admitted a ‘second wave’ is on the way, is openly toying with idea of a second national lockdown and then immediately turned to blaming the public for the spread of the virus.
Covid-19 cases are rising. The ruling class are anxious to get people back to work regardless of the risks and in this have the full support of the media and the leaders of both major political parties. Preventing a renewed surge in deaths requires opposition to the policies of the Tory government.
The UK government is trying to force people back to work while the UK death rate from coronavirus is one of the highest in the world.
This needs to be widely publicised by all those who are seeking to protect lives in this pandemic.
Health workers and campaigners have achieved a rapid-fire succession of victories against this government’s reactionary policies against migrant workers. These gains should be celebrated and widely popularised.