The real main headline yesterday ...
... and, er, the Dead Cat Spectacular
So it was that the Tel’s deputy political editor Anna Mikhailova proclaimed an exclusive just before 1930 hours yesterday: “Professor Neil Ferguson resigns from government advisory group SAGE after Telegraph reveals he broke lockdown rules to meet his married lover”.
This is, after all, the paper that has been pushing, hectoring, screaming over the lockdown for some time now, publishing a slew of op-ed pieces telling readers how terrible and unnecessary it all is. And what a coincidence, that something which happened a month ago gets wheeled out on the same day the UK records Europe’s worst death rate.
had a grim conclusion to take from the story.
Ferguson is a Galileo for the 21st Century; we have just seen a witch-burning. Thousands more may die, while the press whoops as they parade their trophy. Read and weep.