THE Prime Minister hasn’t had his Covid vaccine yet. Nor has the Health Secretary.
The chances are that, despite the UK rollout’s excellent progress so far, you haven’t either.
Overpaid executives at Worcestershire County Council have had their vaccines ahead of most constituentsCredit: AFP or licensors
But you’ll be relieved to know that the bigwigs of Worcestershire County Council have had theirs ahead of most constituents.
The public-spirited representatives, one in his 30s, justify it by claiming the jabs would have gone to waste.
What self-serving tosh.
Was it beyond these overpaid executives — reportedly led by £180,000-a-year chief executive Paul Robinson — to find someone, ANYONE, more worthy of going ahead of them in the queue?
Police officers, perhaps? Prison guards? Or anyone currently risking their life on the front line . . . instead of fatcat pen-pushers?
How about some of the over-80s not yet vaccinated, maybe at the local care home where 15 residents recently died?
Now that the council’s top brass have been inoculated, perhaps they should take on some shifts there and learn what real public service is about.
If not, let us hope the people of Worcestershire remember exactly how much value their leaders put on their lives next time they are up for election.
IT is said a lie can travel half-way around the world before the truth gets its boots on.
That’s a huge understatement in the web age. So it’s good to see Chancellor Rishi Sunak bite back at baseless attacks on his Eat Out To Help Out scheme.
Rishi Sunak has defended last summer’s Eat Out To Help Out schemeCredit: Simon Walker HM Treasury
Keyboard warriors’ claims that the meal discounts last August helped fuel Covid’s winter resurgence never added up. The timing was wrong, for starters.
Now they have been thoroughly debunked by a Whitehall study of infection stats which shows that, if anything, the opposite was true.
Eat Out To Help Out was a much-needed shot in the arm, not only for our hospitality industry but for the flagging spirits of the millions it tempted to venture out for the first time in months during a lull in the pandemic.
The Government has certainly made mistakes in the past year.
Rishi’s cut-price dishes were not among them.
THOSE imagining Joe Biden as a kindly superhero out to restore truth, justice and the American way are in for a reality check.
Biden refuses to overturn Donald Trump’s decision not to extradite US diplomat’s wife Anne SacoolasCredit: Reuters
The new President may be far more genteel than his predecessor . . .
But US interests still seem to trump doing the right thing.
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