New year, same farcical Government. Considering the laughable events which have already unfolded, it’s hard to believe we’re just one week into 2021.
Once again, we’ve seen Boris dithering Johnson making decisions on the fly and changing them one day to the next.
In a straight repeat of the mess made of hospitality before Christmas, when businesses were misled into preparing for the festive season, then plunged into Tier 4, Boris allowed most primary schools to return for just one day, then declared the lot shut.
Now, instead of being ahead of the curve and allowing teachers and parents to prepare for months of remote learning, he’s left them to scrabble around last minute. This won’t do any good for the prospects of a generation already wrecked by lockdowns.
Watching this Government has been like watching bad slapstick. Once again, we’ve had a barrage of mixed messages from those touted as the nation’s top thinkers and communicators. Less than 12 hours after Boris addressed the nation, giving mid-February as the next point of review, Gove announced restrictions will in fact last until March.
As if that wasn’t enough, Whitty’s next appearance saw him warning that some of the draconian measures will be place until next December. Do they seriously think Britons will accept another Christmas away from their loved ones?
Maybe so, when the majority of Brits seem to lack any kind of backbone to stand up for their rights. This was especially evident in Wednesday’s farcical Commons vote – an utterly pointless event to say the least. Just 16 MPs opposed the latest lockdown:
Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West
Philip Davies (Shipley)
Richard Drax (South Dorset)
Karl McCartney (Lincoln)
Stephen McPartland (Stevenage)
Esther McVey (Tatton)
Anne Marie Morris (Newton Abbot)
Andrew Rosindell (Romford)
Desmond Swayne (New Forest West)
Robert Syms (Poole)
Charles Walker (Broxbourne)
David Warburton (Somerton and Frome)
Paul Girvan (South Antrim)
Carla Lockhart (Upper Bann)
Ian Paisley (North Antrim)
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim)
I dread to think of the damage this third lockdown will do to the businesses so essential to our economy. Sunak has of course rolled out more financial support, meaning taxpayers will fork out another £4bn for grants for 600,000 businesses – at this rate, this is nothing more than a state-sponsored Ponzi scheme.
Boris wants us to believe that the way out of this mess is through vaccination, with his latest promise being that 13m vulnerable will be vaccinated by February. With not one element of our Cabinet’s Covid response having been remotely successful, I stand by my belief that we need another way out.
It’s easy to get lost in all this absurdity, but we must remember our mission and remain dedicated to our cause of keep Britain free. With Whitty claiming we may still be in this mess for another year – our efforts are more important than ever.
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