News Headline: Lockdowns

OK, fair warning, this is a rant as my anger rises about how pathetic our politicians are.
This is my five cents worth, my opinion, and I’m perfectly happy for readers sick of hearing about the virus giving this post a wide berth.
I did not vote for this lot in power, neither am I a fan of Johnson, but I read this today (source)

Extract

“The latest lockdown regulations in January got through parliament by a huge 524 votes to 16.

Nevertheless, in a note to his lockdown-sceptic colleagues, Mr Baker called for “a guarantee that this strategy will not be used again next winter”.

“Government has adopted a strategy devoid of any commitment to liberty without any clarification about when our most basic freedoms will be restored and with no guarantee that they will never be taken away again,” he said.”

So if I am understanding this right, MPs don’t like the way Johnson is handling the situation, and now threatening a leadership challenge unless he eases the lockdown restrictions and guarantees ‘freedoms’ will not be lost in the future. 
Figures show that cases are reducing, though the number of deaths are at the highest since the pandemic started.
If it wasn’t for the idiots deliberately flouting the rules, maybe the number of cases would be even less. I don’t know. I’m not a scientific expert
, but just because we are seeing a reduction at the moment does not mean the crisis is diminishing or call for restrictions to be lifted. The figures being reported recently cover the Christmas period when they were, and there was a rise.
Sure, the economy is suffering because people are staying in their homes and only going out for the basics. In our town, we have noticed an eerie calm as people are getting on with their lives the best they can and trying to keep safe with masks, face coverings and gloves.
Better a slow economy than no economy at all, because DEAD PEOPLE DON’T SPEND.
Everyone is fed up with the turn of events, tired of not being able to see family, loved ones, or worse, those who are sick, but what is the alternative? It’s a bum wrap, and too little was done too late. Had the borders, airports, Channel Tunnel and ports been closed, perhaps the virus would not have taken such a monstrous hold as it has. The UK is an island after all, so what better defence to keep the nasties out than not let them enter the country in the first place.
Changing the leader will solve NOTHING, and besides, there is no-one capable of taking over. I wouldn’t like the job, even if I was in a position to run for it. Squabbling amongst themselves is a waste of time and energy when everyone should be pulling together to get the vaccine rolled out in the minimum time. I am tired of reading about petty differences when so much more is at stake than someone’s bloody title.

Rant over.

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13 Responses to News Headline: Lockdowns

  1. quiall says:

    I’m right with you!!!

  2. Chris Hall says:

    I feel the same about the situation over here. Just got to grin and bear it.

  3. I share your sentiments, Di. Situations (health and political) in US are so similar. Sad. 😦

  4. murisopsis says:

    Love the rant and agree with you. It is the same here. Too little too late. Hopefully the vaccine roll out will be swift and the vaccine effective! Even if we have to get a vaccination annually live the Flu, I could live with that!

  5. The world in general has gone stark staring mad. We don’t have lock downs like you guys do across the pond there, but the idiocy factor is stronger I think over here. I don’t know what anyone (individually) can do except keep themselves as safe as possible. The twat waffles that go about without masks screeching about how it’s all a hoax and a plot to take away our freedom deserve to die from Covid. Die horribly. I’m fed to the back teeth and frustrated. Because nobody is coming out of this thing undamaged. Those of us who are sensible and doing our bit, some of us, are now less sane than when we first heard the awful news. The issue has broken spirits of community and compassion all over the place. I have neighbors who call me to make sure I’m still alive. I watch them in turn and wonder if they’re alive. It’s insane. Who knew we’d have to endure this kind of world? Not me. And obviously not you either Di. Hang in there and keep ranting. It tells those who aren’t thinking that someone else IS. Good for you!

    • Thanks Melanie. I know what you mean as this is effecting everybody one way or another. Those who are not used to isolation are being forced into it, and those who live alone are scared and anxious, having no-one to talk to. Our neighbour’s anxiety went through the roof with the first lockdown as guidance lines were unclear and she firmly believed because she was 70, she had to stay indoors. She was fit, healthy and independent before. That has all gone for a bucket of chalk. We have gradually brought her out of that, and she is now part of our bubble, does her shopping, and going for the occasional walk on her own. We walk round the estate most nights and have noticed elderly residents keeping their curtains open. They see us and wave, which we return. I don’t know if it’s because we wear our yellow hi-vis jackets and they think we’re security or something. But if it brings them a sense of comfort, we’re not knocking it. The whole situation is a mess, and IMO has been badly handled from the get go.

  6. Reblogged this on Paul’s Prepping and commented:
    I think this has captured what many of us are thinking.

  7. Carol anne says:

    Its so true Di! Politicians shouldnt be squabbling! They should be leading the country, and trying to do a good job of it!

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