Firstly thank you all for setting up an environment where healthy skepticism and diversity of thought can thrive. I thought I'd share with you my full letter to the Prime Minster and The Conservative Party. Some of this had to be removed due to the character limitations of their sites, however here is my perspective in full. Dear Boris,
I write to you as a concerned citizen.
I notice with great disappointment that you are yet again introducing draconian measures in a futile attempt to control a virus.
Much aside from the devastating effects on our economy, that has effectively condemned future generations to financial purgatory, or the estimated 27,000 deaths caused by lockdown itself, or the hypocrisy of allowing illegal immigrants free access to our society, it is your distain for civil liberties I find most egregious.
We are told (not asked), by yourself, that we may not attend the funerals of loved ones, receive cancer treatment, shake hands with old friends or meet with a specific number of people (this number changes depending on what day of the week it is it seems). The latest idea is to mandate the wearing of an unspecified standard of mask indoors, and “to shame” those who exercise their own judgement and refuse to comply. I now also see, that you have ordered the police to enforce this.
The economy has been destroyed, the businesses that have gone under will not be able to magically resurrect as you seem to think (they are actually quite complex operations and require a LOT of preparation to launch – not the kind of thing that can simply “recover” once key staff have left), crime has gone up, people have died BECAUSE of lockdown and our civil liberties have been utterly vandalised – for what, exactly….?