Another day, another U- turn, this Government is absolutely shambolic. The Venn diagrams of the libertarian freaks who gave us Brexit and those who oppose common-sense lockdown measures are almost identical. The same specious cries about “freedom”. The same rejection of expert advice. The same dunderhead certainty they are right. The same egotistical leaders spouting nonsense.
Britain has been ungovernable for sometime as our vacillating Prime Minister spouts nationalistic claptrap and wants to slap the Union Flag on everything. Meanwhile the Union that flag celebrates slides inevitably towards extinction. It needs a modern day Gibbon to record all these disasters.
The mighty have fallen into insignificance governed by people who only tell the truth occasionally, and then by mistake. The default position is to lie and we the people know it – so we do our own thing. The sensible amongst us are in quarantine – the dimwitted march maskless through central London showing open contempt for the law.
Leadership is ephemeral but you know it when you see it. It’s not characterised by bombast and ego but by demonstrating grip and garnering support for doing the right thing. After its four year slumber leadership is emerging again in America. Britain needs to do the same.
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Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Had Britain not given Cameron a majority of 12 seats in 2015 the country would be in a very different place from today. I have always believed the Lib Dems in coalition kept the excess of Torydom at bay. It was perhaps a safer option to far-left socialism. Milliband never convinced me he was a better leader.
Sadly ever since politics in Britain has been in a downward spiral until arriving at the looming catastrophe of Brexit without agreements on trade with the largest most successful single market on the planet.
The Bank of England governor has said this week that leaving without a trade deal will bring a greater hit to the economy than Covid-19. That’s an understatement.
How many of the horses of the apocalypse will the Tories ride into town before they are stopped in their tracks?
Poverty, pestilence and wars are looming.
The superspreaders on the demo in London yesterday will all likely perish into an irrelevance anyway given their attitude to the rest of us. How many would have been there if the virus actually caused certain death to us all instead of just their grandparents?
Thatcher didn’t believe in society. These people are the ultras, a product of the individualist culture the Tories always nurture. I trust they stand back and applaud with pride.
Paddy coincidentally there’s an interesting view on this subject that may interest you published this morning in El Pais. I’m attaching a link. It proves the dictum you can convince yourself of anything given sufficient propaganda.