Down With That Sorta Thing
- Dec 22, 2003
Is it hypocrisy though? Really? If we were running a tally of "did good v. monumental fuckups" between 2016 and now, the UK would have literally one "did good" on its balance sheet. That shouldn't offset all the monumental incompetence of UKGov in pretty much every other area, including having one of the world's highest death tolls from COVID in the first place.Anyway, the hypocrisy is startling
I'd be the first to agree the EU has fucked up royally on vaccines, and heads should roll, but probably won't. Although frankly I'm baffled as to why vaccines were seen by the member states as part of the EU's purview anyway, given all the healthcare systems are national and unique. But massive as this fuckup is, its a tactical problem. What's going on in UK ports right now is strategic; UKGov signed a treaty at the 11th hour due to stupid games by Boris Johnson (and yes, this is very much at his door) which basically didn't get proper oversight. Most MPs didn't even read it, and even if they had, they're not subject matter experts anyway, they wouldn't have noticed all the stuff that was missing. Unfortunately you need "experts" for that, and we know how UKGov feels about those...
The question is, how are they going to fix this? And does anyone believe the Tories are competent to do so? And no, tearing up the treaty and starting again is a non-starter.