The government is beginning to adopt the ludricrous displacement and redirection tactics deployed by the US administration. This is used to distract attention from the general malaise that is rising around this government, largely related to cumulative evidence of incompetence, stretching back some time now. The problem is, people are not fooled any longer. The government "corners itself" repetitively in increasingly compromised positions.
We have witnessed an increasingly crazed xenophobic foreign and trade policy of the US which constantly uses unverified, unlikely and evidence-less statements citing unidentified intelligence officials to justify incomprehensible decisions, often with disastrous consequences for people who have no connection with what are painted as unacceptable actions by foreign governments.
The UK as a lead member of the obsequious bunch of countries who cower under the potential wrath of US presidents who form the "Western alliance", is picking up these bad habits. This emulation of the United States behaviour, naturally feeds Trump's narcissistic personality disorder of allowing him to bask in Britain's open demonstration of inferiority inflating Trump's sense of his own importance. The principal characteristics of this pathological condition include the deep need for excessive attention and admiration, and above all a troubling but obvious lack of empathy for others. This lack of empathy is what passes for "strong leadership" and is reflected in the use of sanctions which have caused, and are causing, the deaths of millions of innocent people on a global basis. Britain and other countries are acting like unpaid mercenaries in supporting the US on a wide range of fronts just as the US lowers the status, image and power of these very same countries leading to a sapping of confidence on the part of constituencies in the government.
This decadence started with the Conservative Government under Thatcher initiating arms sales and services to Saudi Arabia which by the time of Blair's government had expanded in to lucrative bad habit. Blair terminated the Serious Fraud Squad's investigation into this corruption because of fear of Saudi Arabia's bare faced threats to stir up problems in the UK with terrorists with whom they has developed intimate links. This initiated a serious compromise of UK intelligence with respect to the Middle East. Blair's involvement in the dodgy dossier, signed by him, to justify the invasion of Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with 9/11, is an example of the lengths this groveling to the USA could go. No one has taken the government to task for the UK military who lost their lives in this ridiculous and useless vanity affair. This initiated a siding of the UK, following the USA, with Saudi Arabia to assist them in conducting a medieval religious war against the Shiite Moslem sects and supporting Saudi Sunnis. This large scale religious persecution also involved the USA and the UK funding Daesh or ISIS insurgents to attack the proclaimed enemies of Saudi Arabia and Israel murdering, in addition, Christans and other religious groups. All because of fear of Saudi terrorist contacts and not upsetting the USA.
All of this, of course, had evolved before Donald Trump arrived on the scene. David Cameron's decision to initiate the Libyan invasion released millions of asylum seekers into Europe as a result of the chaos which by now had enveloped Iraq, and Syria. None of these absurd actions were of any benefit to the people of Britain but they led to the deaths of millions of civilians and non-combatants. Like the USA, Britain's image as a country that upholds freedom, democracy and the rule of law, has become a cynical macabre mockery in the light of the millions of people whose lives have been disrupted, maimed and murdered by military and proxies acting in our name. That we enjoy our freedom at such a tragic cost is the natural consequence of government with leaders who have the typical narcissistic personality disorder of lack of empathy. At its roots this attitude is highly discriminatory in terms of other religions, ethnicities, and races typified by a craven and theatrical concern for the number who have died as a result of Covid-19 while having absolutely no thought for the millions dying in Yemen from Saudi onslaughts using the British military supplies and technical support.
Besides these abusive and aggressive acts, the government has aped the State Department's habit of making accusations against foreign parties based on "conclusion" on evidence that is never shown or explained but where th acccusation od cumpability is based on no more than it is "highly likely". This became more evident under the Theresa May premiership concerning the very odd and full blown theatrically orchestrated publicity supported by all the media of the Skripal affair where Russia was accused on attempting to poison the double agent Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. So far no evidence has been produced in this case making any connection to Russia beyond very shaky and somewhat far fetched circumstantial "evidence". However, a lot of drama and theatrical coverage kept this thing in the headlines by various episodes of people wandering around in hazmat suits building up the fear factor for the "poor people of Salisbury".
The Manchester Arena terrorist attack appears to have involved the actions of a UK "asset", a left over from out meddling in Syria.
The follow-ups to terror attacks involving "home grown terrorists" have always sought to squash any possible linkage to the activities of the UK intelligence agencies. These agencies support hundreds of Al Quaeda and Daesh fighters as "assets" in and around London and other UK cities to be used strategically in the next regime change assignment in the next country on the blueprint developed by Netanyahu. As they are here they mingle with the local population and pass on their extreme ideology to the point that either one of them or a new recruit carries out an attack killing and injuring UK citizens. According to Max Blumenthal's, "The Management of Savagery" (ISBN: 987-1-788733-229-1):
"What were the two men doing in Libya at the time, and why were they sent home without a second thought? These questions were scarcely engaged by the British press, which reporting the Royal Navy's suspect sea lift in passing and with little to no follow-up, branding it as a "rescue" operation."
"Soon after the Manchester attack carried out by Salman Abedi, the Conservative government, under Theresa May, set about burying the facts that threatened to expose the devil's game it had played for so many decades in the Middles East. Reverting to warmed-over Islamaphobia, May obscured the political context behind the attack by connecting it to another terror attack three months earlier on London's Westminster Bridge, claiming the two were "bound together by the single evil ideology of Islamic extremists."
But we need to pass beyond this lack of empathy and crude indifference, where lies are used to defend or cover up indefensible actions that have caused untold suffering on the part of constituents of this country. It is important to dwell on the levels of incompetence in decision making that will have a direct prejudicial impact on the people of Britain. At first the government took the line of the US in stating that Huawei were a security risk. In the UK there are thousands of practitioners with experience working with Huawei engineers and devices developed during the last 20 years with most 3G and 4G Huawei components and now 5G. Many of these practitioner know more about the security aspects of these devices than intel "experts" and the general conclusion was that there are no risks; so the security risk story was never going to stick. However as a result of US pressure the government backtracked and set an arbitrary limit of Huawei participation in the UK 5G network so as to steer a middle ground between the US goading and trying to appear rational. The government then made this latest decision to remove Huawei components from all 5G by 2027. This is an absurdity since the UK has around 20 years experience with Huawei while the US has virtually none. Since there is no security risk and since the UK will pay a very high price in terms of the ability to use state-of-the-art 5G systems one has to wonder why the government is not acting in the interests of the UK voters. It is certainly not because of security concerns. Huawei is a private company owned by its employees on a mutual basis and this high tech company and has no involvement with all of the atrocities of the Chinese government being spelt out by the UK Government. Just as most of those murdered in the Middle East and Yemen, as a result of our own government's actions, had made no contribution towards whatever it was the US and UK accused their governments of doing. The only sin of the employees of Huawei is that they are good engineers and the company has supported UK telecom and providers for over 20 years with an unblemished record. Again the exhibition of a pathological disregard for personal and professional relationships built up over the last 20 years are to be cast aside.
And now, just to make use of what might be a sensitive point for the population awaiting a vaccine for Covid-19 the government now has stated that Russians have tried to hack into labs at AstraZeneca, working on vaccines. However, as usual, this amateur attempt at showing how smart the government intel agencies are has done quite the reverse. Note that there has been no explanation of any possible advantage to be gained by anyone looking at, or obtaining, data from labs developing vaccines. It has no practical use at all and makes no sense but they don't imagine the public will grasp this simple fact. In any case most information is shared on an international basis and Russia is conducting its own developments. In any case, Russia has no need for information on the vaccine under development at AstraZeneca since they have already signed a contract for its production in Russia by the Russian company P-Pharm. Again, this is the pathetic British media not checking stories out and preferring to generate sensastional headlines based on the sensitivity factor of fear.
Lastly the other "highly likely" one relating to Jeremy Corbyn securing a revealing report concerning the US intention to buy into the "UK health market" by being presented with the NHS on the table. UK intel dummies are now trying to linke Corbyn's access to this report to be somehow linked to Russian agents. This is yet another amateur attempt at implying Russia is connected to a non event. As usual he usual "independent" security "experts", often existing on fees from US agency linke to "liberty and freedom" are wheeled out to confirm the "liklihood" of this nonsense on mainstream UK TV and in some pulp media. This non event refers to a document that was swanning around on the internet weeks before Corbyn presented it to the Labour meeting.
Lastly, on the NHS, it is notable that the government is not coming up with any proposals concerning rises in the pay of NHS workers and staff beyond promising to raise ahead of inflation. However, for some time now, the CPI for inflation has been well below the actual levels of inflation, especially under quantitative easing. So the actual rise provides will be instructive. Private medical services many of whom contribute to Conservative Party coffers, have pressured to prevent too high a rise since it will make it more difficult for private service providers to compete. It is also notable now during Covide-19 the government opted for centralization through large private companies in many cases where using existing NHS facilities and laboratories would have saved a lot of time and money. Lastly the contact trace system is in the hands of another large private service company, with next to no experience in this type of operation, and this has avoided local expertise and services in the health field. Naturally this system is incredibly delayed and does not appear to be working effectively. This government's strategy appears to be to accelerate privatization while the going is good, under cover of the Covid-19 confusion. The latest vote in parliament to include NHS service provisions in trade talks, only confirmed the content of the dossier Jerremy Corbyn showed in a press briefing that the NHS was on the table. Johnson accused Jeremy Corbyn, at the time, of scaremongering.
We have a series of decisions by a weak government whose ministers have been selected by the prime minister, based on their loyalty to him rather than the people of Britain. This prime minister's mask of extreme confidence hides a fragile self-esteem but his vulnerability to the slightest criticism, these are symptoms of a narcissistic personality disorder. This immature sensitivity to citicism has been exposed lately at prime minister's question times. In his flustered tetchy responses to Keir Starmer's simple questions he seldom answers any question. His replies consist of bluster, lies, evasion, exaggerated claims concerning a the government performance concerning anything related to Covid-19 and a range of displacement statements and the odd silly joke. This is the behaviour of an irresponsible individual who has no leadership credentials; he doesn't even seem to have any command over his brief. Like Blair he is bad on details. He is out of his depth. Many say Johnson is like Trump. This seems to be an more accurate statement than many have realised. This, unfortunately is the low level to which the Lilliputian governance of the United Kingdom has descended.