The established British Medical Journal (BMJ), not known for being political, has accused the UK government of “politicisation, “corruption,” and suppression of science”
The criticism was scathing and detailed and named names. It begins: “When good science is suppressed by the medical-political complex, people die”, and continues:
“Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. Covid-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health. Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement. So too are scientists and health experts. The pandemic has revealed how the medical-political complex can be manipulated in an emergency—a time when it is even more important to safeguard science.”
And they are pointing at pretty much everyone involved in the current government and covers the entire gamut of COVID19 spending: tests that are unreliable, sub-standard PPE, track and trace that has never worked, the secrecy of SAGE meetings, the membership of SAGE, attendance at cabinet meetings by people with vested interests, no bid contracts for friends and family, on and on it goes. Fully referenced as you would expect from the BLJ.
Finally an established medical journal willing to call out what others, ourselves included, have been calling out from the beginning.