The UK government blusters its way through excuses for its poor response to coronavirus. It must be held accountable.
James Melville is a political writer, contributing to Byline Times, as well as managing director of media consultancy East Points West in the UK.
While Germany has taken in Italian patients for treatment, the UK has failed to participate in an EU ventilator scheme.
The evidence is clear: Mass testing for the virus is the key to its eradication – and to saving lives.
The UK has fewer ICU beds per capita than Italy. Austerity measures have led to a catastrophe waiting to happen.