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367 new deaths reported today. A grim but avoidable catastrophe because the government drove everyone back to work, schools and universities without a functioning Test and Trace system - because they handed it to shambolic private sector cronies.
I'd like to publicly apologise for organising a mass canvass in support of Rosie Duffield in the 2019 general election. Genuinely mortified.
One of the most amazingly savage interviews you'll ever watch. She has no chill whatsoever. It's like watching someone's anxiety dream
The number of coronavirus hospital patients is now about half the April peak, with a clear steep trajectory upwards. This did not need to happen.
Theresa May didn't publicly break down over Windrush, or Grenfell, or disabled people having their benefits cut, or children driven into poverty. In the end, she only publicly shed a tear over her own career.
Boris Johnson described gay people as "bumboys", compared equal marriage to three men marrying a dog, discussed beating up a journalist with a criminal, called black people "piccaninnies" with "watermelon smiles", and was sacked twice for dishonesty. Where is the scrutiny?
Catalan firefighters defending voters from the Spanish police. Absolutely astonishing.
If they're doing this to journalists while cameras are trained on them, what are they doing to black protesters when no one is looking?
The Sunday Times investigation into the government's catastrophic handling of the coronavirus is one of the most important things you've read. It's behind a paywall, so here's a thread with the key points. Make sure everyone sees it.