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The former spin doctor for Tony Blair appeared on ITV Good Morning Britain to talk about the mental health effects of coronavirus claiming there will be a second pandemic in mental health issues post-COVID-19. But as he urged people to talk to their family and friends, he took the opportunity to blast Boris Johnson’s Government. He said: “I’m afraid the key thing is are the services there?
“And this is where the Government has got to step up.
“Can you even tell me who the mental health minister is?
“It’s Nadine Dorries. When was the last time you saw Nadine Dorries talking about mental health?
“They all bang on about Brexit the whole time.
“Get focused on this because it is the second pandemic.”
The comments did not go unnoticed by GMB viewers who promptly took to Twitter to lambast Mr Campbell.
One viewer wrote: “Crikey that was self-indulgent.”
“It’s always about you,” echoed another one.
Others were quick to point out his involvement in Tony Blair’s Government’s decision to send UK soldiers to Iraq.
One said: “Can you apologise for affecting the health of our soldiers you condemned to death?”
And another: “Did you watch BBC two last night? The mental health damage in Iraq is incalculable. You and Blair destroyed so many people.”
As Mr Campbell admitted he himself suffered from mental health problems as he engaged with the Brexit debate for the last four years, one viewer joked: “At least you’re admitting you’ve gone crazy Alistair because of Brexit. This is your first step to recovery. I’m happy for you.”
And another: “We are all depressed by reading your same old boring posts every day, Boris and the Tories are doing a brilliant job in power, just admit it, stop remoaning.”
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The number of weekly registered deaths involving coronavirus has fallen to the lowest level since lockdown was first introduced, new figures reveal.
According to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), published on Tuesday, the number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending July 3 involving Covid-19 was 532.
It is the lowest number of deaths linked to the virus in the last 15 weeks, the ONS said.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced lockdown measures on March 23 and in that week 539 deaths involving coronavirus were registered, according to ONS figures.
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