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8 Apr, 2020 09:06

John Pilger on coronavirus: Tories were warned 4 years ago that NHS was not prepared for a pandemic! (E867)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and filmmaker John Pilger about the coronavirus pandemic. He discusses the fact that the Conservative government was warned about shortages leaving the NHS vulnerable to pandemics four years ago, the damage privatization has done to the National Health Service, budget cuts which have seen bed capacities fall to record lows, his criticism of Boris Johnson administration’s response to coronavirus, the lack of mass-testing in the UK when it has been seen in other countries such as Germany, South Korea and China, the government blaming China for the coronavirus crisis, the threat to Julian Assange’s life as he is denied release from jail as coronavirus claims its first victim in Belmarsh Prison, and more!


Statement from Rober Peston:

"I take grave exception to the suggestion that I am favourable to any government or politicians. John Pilger is wholly wrong."


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