Unless he is stopped, Boris Johnson will pull off the biggest Con job in modern British political history.
The Prime Minister vaccinating himself against calamitous failures which have cost lives and livelihoods during the Covid crisis is a masterclass in deceit.
Downing Street splurging public funds on a self-congratulatory film, Jabber Johnson: The Movie, is shameless propaganda by a shameful Con-servative Party.
As we approach next Tuesday’s anniversary of the PM imposing a delayed first lockdown on March 23 last year, Labour should be pinning responsibility on him for deaths topping 125,000 – which is six times-plus higher than the 20,000 “good outcome” benchmark.
It isn’t only lives that Johnson has needlessly sacrificed. One of the world’s worst death tolls has been twinned with 10% slashed from the economy, the deepest hit of any major nation.
Labour and its cautious leader Keir Starmer have landed blows on crony-virus contracts, PPE shortages and care homes.
Yet opinion polls show healthy leads for the Tories, with Johnson’s personal ratings overtaking Starmer’s.
Surely this is a moment for Labour to take off the gloves and stop being squeamish about accusing an incompetent, lying PM of condemning people to death.
The dawdling and dithering in No10 proved fatal and the year ahead will be presented as a great success by Downing Street twisters who are relying on voters forgiving Johnson’s lethal mistakes.
He must now be forcefully challenged.
Public spending cuts in this month’s Budget, income tax rises and pay freezes are clear signs it will be business-as-usual without Labour exposing the PM’s grotesque deceptions.
Immunising himself against the truth is in Johnson’s DNA.
Labour either treats him with total contempt or the liar will win again.