WE'VE now been clapping and playing tunes for the NHS for over six weeks to show our gratitude for the fantastic work and ultimate sacrifices that NHS staff have made.

But the NHS have been let down by a failing government.

The time is long overdue for the Government to respond to the clapping by properly funding the NHS, by providing sufficient PPE, by sorting out the testing and paying NHS workers a decent living wage.

The UK has now become the worst performing country in Europe and second worst in the whole world, in terms of deaths from COVID-19. If this were the English football leagues, the UK could be compared to a team with the financial backing of Manchester City but with the performance of Stevenage FC.

We are sat at the foot of the table in relegation position.

And just like in football, we have a deluded manager who keeps telling us how well we are doing.

This week the Government has been celebrating finally achieving its COVID-19 testing goal, three months into the pandemic.

This is like the Stevenage FC manager celebrating finally winning a game but it doesn’t alter the fact that we are still 10 points adrift at the foot of the table.

But then it turns out that we didn’t win the game after all when the VAR showed us that the ball never crossed the line.

The so-called 100,00 tests included 40,000 test kits sent out but still to be returned.

So now, during Hancock’s Half Hour, he refers to this as a 100,000 testing 'capacity'.

If this were football, the manager would have been sacked a month ago.

Mr. Johnson has failed as a manager and it’s time for him to go.

Hugh Connor