Thanks for the link Antoine very useful.Graphs and maps from EUROMOMO
(please, scroll down the page to the 4 lines with England, Scotland, Wales, and NI excess deaths statistics (in %), they are eloquent).
These deaths statistics have been collected for many years (before covid) and are difficult to manipulate.
The data for the 4 nations show excess deaths in England (in percentage) were much higher than in other UK nations in 2020. This is an irrefutable fact at macro level
(we also know excess deaths in 2021 will look different for England versus other nations as a consequence of 2020 as ED are measured versus 5 past years average)
To pretend precautions are meaningless is absurd as it has been proven on micro, medium and large and international levels and is scientifically substantiated that precautions do work.
Of course, given the avalanche of data, analysis and hidden agendas, it is always possible to extract very partial data to prove once point.