Sometimes, just sometimes, the steaming hypocrisy of our free and fearless press, coupled with their total lack of self-awareness and detachment from the real world, causes them to publish material which anyone with brain plugged in and a hole in their backside would not have entertained under any circumstances. So it is this morning with the Murdoch goons at the Super Soaraway Currant Bun.
After all, it was the Sun that infamously told its readers “Sack The Docs” when junior doctors had the audacity to ask to be paid half decently. It was the Sun that shamelessly backed the Tories, even when they cheered at winning a Commons vote ensuring that those same workers would remain subject to a 1% ceiling on any pay rises.
One hates to resort to what the official BBC announcer would have called “Strong language from the start”, but what fucking use is a medal when you have rent or a mortgage to pay, a car to run, a family to clothe and food to put on the table? Seriously, what substitute is a gong for being paid half decently for putting yourself in harm’s way?
The desperation of the Murdoch press to deflect from a litany of failure by the Government is palpable. After all, they are fully invested in The Adoration Of The Boris, and to admit the Tories messed up big time by delaying lockdown until after Johnson was leaned on by other leaders, notably Président Macron, would never do. Hence the deflection.
The Sun can take its George Cross and shove it. PAY NHS WORKERS PROPERLY.