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)
“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.