https://bylinetimes.com/2020/05/15/britains-chernobyl-covid-19-and-the-cost-of-lies/

By Brenda Steele:

I find this paragraph from Hardeep Mathura’s ‘Britain’s Chernobyl, Covid-19 & the Cost of Lies’ very interesting indeed:

The explosion did not just destroy a nuclear reactor but the Soviet Union itself. Independence movements – particularly in Ukraine and Belarus, the two most affected regions – found life in its wake and the empire fell five years later. In 2006, Mikhail Gorbachev, on whose watch the disaster unfolded, said that “the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl… even more than my launch of Perestroika, was perhaps the real cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union”.

Transposing the concept to the UK today:

The death toll  did not just destroy the NHS  but the United Kingdom itself. Independence movements – particularly in Scotland  and Ireland, the two most affected regions – found life in its wake and the empire fell five years later  In 2025, Boris Johnson, on whose watch the disaster unfolded, said that “the massive death toll of Covid-19 … even more than my launch of Brexit, was perhaps the real cause of the collapse of the United Kingdom”.

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