Like Peter Finch’s deranged newsreader in the 1976 movie Network, Shelley Tasker is mad as hell and isn’t going to take it any more.
As England was pitchforked into another debilitating lockdown, she set up an amplifier on the steps of Truro Cathedral, grabbed a microphone and began telling passers-by what’s ‘really going on’ in the NHS. Within minutes she had attracted a small crowd.
Shelley has resigned in disgust from her job as a healthcare assistant at Treliske hospital and wants the world to know why.
The idea that the NHS is overrun, she said, is a pack of lies. ‘I can tell you now that at the height of the pandemic I had no work because there were no patients.
‘On Friday in Treliske there were three people with Covid. We’ve closed down Cornwall because three people are in hospital.’
She also claimed that patients who died from flu were being registered dishonestly as Covid victims on death certificates.