It does signal their strategy is working, which is why I suggest they should partially lift some of the lockdown restrictions by May 11th. As to the second point, it isn't a conspiracy theory, there are leaked documents from one NHS trust that clearly states what I have said. As for the motive, I actually don't know, which is why I asked the question.
'Political, electoral, party or economic considerations should most certainly not play any part whatsoever in reaching a decision'.
Economic considerations will have a major impact on the health and welfare of the population if the lockdown continues. So you have contradicted yourself in your own comment.
With news that the Nightingale hospital is virtually empty, it makes no sense to risk economic catastrophe by extending the lockdown past may 11th for a virus that has a fatality rate significantly lower than 1%.
Also, why has the government started telling doctors that they no longer need to list covid-19 on death certificates?? Are they deliberately trying to massage the figures? One doesn't need to be a conspiracy theorist to suggest that this is their intent.
Why does this dreadful man feel the need to use so many profanities in his column each week?
There must be at least a partial letdown of the lockdown by May 11th at the latest. Any later than this and the supposed benefits of the lockdown will be far outweighed by the negatives of mortgage defaults, PCP non-payments, and a struggle for the millions of unemployed to afford even the most basic of necessities.
Also does anyone else find it very strange that the newly built Nightingale hospital has only 30 patients at the moment? I though the 'expert' Neil Ferguson said hundreds of thousands were going to die, where are they all?
The lockdown must end by the 11th May, if we are not to avert the mother of economic catastrophes. Already, the greatest economic slump in 300 years, it is only a matter of time before we witness masses of home repossessions, unemployment rising to millions, mass defaults on PCPs and other loans/overdrafts, and much more if the lockdown is not ended in some form in 3 weeks time.
Most brits are irrationally attached to 'our NHS' as Americans are to their second amendment rights, in spite of the overwhelming evidence that both cause catastrophic damage. Hence, the NHS - particularly as due to the enforced lockdown we will now be entering a great depression - will continue to decline to the standard of your typical third world health care system, whilst every sensible-thinking person will invest in some private medical insurance.
Trump has made the right call again by freezing all funding for the awful WHO, which is basically just a front for China imperialism.
As for his re-election, that is but all guaranteed seeing as his government has already passed on $500 billion of loans to small businesses, unlike our staggeringly incompetent government.
I'll take your word for it then Elaine if you're good friends with him in real life.
I first came across Raab many years ago when I read his polemic: the Assault on liberty. I knew then he was destined to go all the way to the top. One of the few in the party who has solid, small c conservative beliefs, which combined with his immense courage (probably gained from his elite level boxing and karate), means he is one formidable opponent.
If only he had slightly more charisma he'd be a shoo-in to be the next leader.