We are dealing with a pandemic. Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones. I admire any person who is facing the daily threat of infection to help others in need and there are many others too who are playing their own part well, such as delivery drivers, rubbish collectors, and supermarket workers.
Whilst this government has provided stability during the initial stages, daily platitudes are simply not enough. Action was taken too late despite the warnings from other nations. There has been a failure to provide adequate PPE for front line staff. There has been a failure to set up a testing and tracing regime that has been established successfully in other countries.
We need an emergency government that contains the best people for the task. It should be at the least, a coalition government. However, I think we can go further and say we should be employing the very people who are trained to deliver in emergencies. We are overlooking our best assets - our Armed Forces, Our Emergency Services and our Charities, who would bring a healthy dose of reality and can articulate an organised mobilisation to this crisis especially in terms of procuring PPE (there are many British businesses who are anxious to help) and in the distribution of food to ensure any sector of our population does not go without.
This country is not alone and a worldwide response is necessary to stabilise, and eradicate this pandemic and regrow the global economy. Nations need assistance in their time of need and a worldwide fund must be established.
A suitable percentage of GDP from every country would be the fairest beginning but every commercial venture above a threshold, including major football clubs and major sports such as motor racing should also pay the same percentage. Stocks and Shares transactions, and transfer fees should also attract the levy.
If, after an unbiased investigation, China is proved to have hidden the truth from the rest of the world, then they too can pay their reparation into the fund. Only then can we all be in this together.