End the Lockdown

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It would seem to me to be better to lift the closure orders and capacity restrictions while keeping the mask order in place. This would satisfy their obligations to business unless they just don't care anymore about the infection rate. If they have the hospital capacity then they can remove all the restrictions.
 
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85 % of the covid cases were from ardent mask wearers.

WTF?
It doesn't protect the wearer. If the person who had covid had on a mask (properly) when they met those 85% it would be a much lower figure. Also people assume they can not social distance when they have a mask which makes them vulnerable to a carrier who is not masked. And of course, a mask is not 100% effective unless its an N95 mask which nobody gets.
 

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Russian, Nepalese and Botswanan spies who pose as Flips working at Tim's to spread "The Covid" through Duhble Duhbles and Zionist banker "Everything Bagels" is how how Influenza A,B and Coronavirus A,B, C and D are spreading through Canaduh.
 
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Russian, Nepalese and Botswanan spies who pose as Flips working at Tim's to spread "The Covid" through Duhble Duhbles and Zionist banker "Everything Bagels" is how how Influenza A,B and Coronavirus A,B, C and D are spreading through Canaduh.
And through in wash scent boosters as well as pineapple Bubly.


Avec!!!
 
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PETER HITCHENS: Paradise? No, but the Britain of my youth was FREE​

By PETER HITCHENS FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
21 February 2021

When I spoke out in favour of free speech last week on Channel 4 News, I was unpleasantly surprised to find just how unpopular this view now is with the fashionable people who watch that programme.

My great sin was to suggest that the Britain of my youth had been much more free than it is now.

Oh, yes, they sneered, free for people like you – white, heterosexual males. They suggested that, for anyone else, the country was a seething pit of racial and sexual bigotry.

Children are seen playing outside in Dedworth, Windsor in 1950. It was not paradise – though by comparison with now, the liberty of children to live free-range lives was so astonishing that many find it difficult to believe it happened at all

Children are seen playing outside in Dedworth, Windsor, in 1950. It was not paradise – though by comparison with now, the liberty of children to live free-range lives was so astonishing that many find it difficult to believe it happened at all

One, utterly misunderstanding the past, even tried to tell me that women were not allowed to drink at the bars of pubs until 1983.

Revolutionaries always defame the past. I remember the amazement and surprise among Russians when a film called The Russia We Have Lost appeared in Moscow in the 1990s, showing how clean, civilised and often beautiful pre-Communist Russia had been, including the people themselves, uncrushed by decades of war, poverty, purges and stupidity.

And there is a wonderful passage in George Orwell's 1984 in which the hero, Winston Smith, tries in vain to discover, from a rambling old man in a pub, what the past before Communism was really like.

He gives up in despair. 'When memory failed and written records were falsified, the claim of the Party to have improved the conditions of human life had got to be accepted because there did not exist, and never again could exist any standard against which it could be tested.'

When I first read this 50-odd years ago, I believed it was fiction about a time that could never happen. Now I think it is coming true. There is little need to destroy the written records, as historical knowledge is almost abolished, and true curiosity about the past with it.

A few stripes painted on the road and a couple of flashing orange globes were enough to halt the heaviest lorry to allow a child to cross the road. No need for elaborate traffic signals and surveillance cameras. No need to wait for a whole minute for those lights to change. The driver’s obligation to stop was so strong in his or her own mind that it was a more powerful force than any such precaution

A few stripes painted on the road and a couple of flashing orange globes were enough to halt the heaviest lorry to allow a child to cross the road. No need for elaborate traffic signals and surveillance cameras. No need to wait for a whole minute for those lights to change. The driver's obligation to stop was so strong in his or her own mind that it was a more powerful force than any such precaution

Through the increasingly biased filters of social media, a picture can be obtained which confirms the prejudices of the modern conformist, that this is the best age that ever was and that the recent past was a hell of prejudice and grinding poverty.

When I describe freedom, I'm not thinking of the group rights for protected categories that are now widely seen as the only freedoms that matter. I'm thinking of a general feeling that we were free to do, say and think as we liked within the boundaries of a clearly understood law and of good manners.

I'm also thinking of the independence of strong families, through which tradition and faith were passed on, along with manners and the habits of unselfishness. And I am thinking of schools in which teachers with authority passed on hard knowledge.

It was not paradise – though by comparison with now, the liberty of children to live free-range lives was so astonishing that many find it difficult to believe it happened at all.

It had many things wrong with it that could have been put right without the snooping and surveillance, and the heavy hand of politically correct conformism which we now endure.

There is one telling metaphor that seems to me to explain it very well – the pedestrian crossing. A few stripes painted on the road and a couple of flashing orange globes were enough to halt the heaviest lorry to allow a child to cross the road.

No need for elaborate traffic signals and surveillance cameras. No need to wait for a whole minute for those lights to change. The driver's obligation to stop was so strong in his or her own mind that it was a more powerful force than any such precaution.

We governed ourselves and disciplined ourselves, and by doing so we obtained a freedom far greater than any available now. I miss it, and am not ashamed to do so.

Some people may call this security... I call it misery​

Millions have been vaccinated against Covid – mainly the most vulnerable. Millions more will be soon. But do not be surprised if this does not in fact lead to liberation from the strangling of the country which began almost 11 months ago.

This is what always happens when you give up real freedom for what is usually fanciful safety. Officials and politicians dare not relax the measures they took in a panic, in case they are blamed if anything ever goes wrong afterwards. And millions genuinely believe they are safer as a result.

I have grumbled for years about the airport surveillance and searches that followed the September 2001 hijackings. I'd happily fly on any airline that dispensed with them, as the locking and securing of flight-deck doors makes them obsolete, and I'm unconvinced that anyone could really mix liquid explosives in the loo. I'm ready to take a chance on it, honestly. It's far more dangerous riding a bicycle in London.

Many years of terrorism of various kinds led first to tinny metal barriers and then to the elaborate and embarrassing baronial gates, guarded by scowling men with tommy-guns, which now protect our Premier from the people

Many years of terrorism of various kinds led first to tinny metal barriers and then to the elaborate and embarrassing baronial gates, guarded by scowling men with tommy-guns, which now protect our Premier from the people

But if I voice these views, people turn on me angrily, and tell me I'm irresponsible. They have actually come to like the servile shuffling, the partial undressing and the X-raying of their private parts.

The best example of this mania is Downing Street, which used to be open to anyone, and quite right too. Many years of terrorism of various kinds led first to tinny metal barriers and then to the elaborate and embarrassing baronial gates, guarded by scowling men with tommy-guns, which now protect our Premier from the people.

In the meantime we have given in to all the terrorists involved. The gates look like something from a banana republic, whose junta is afraid of its people, and undermine our claim to be a democracy.

And in my view they change the characters of those who lurk and work behind them. But nobody will ever dare take the decision to pull them down. Because whoever does that will be screamed at and pilloried and driven from public life if anything ever happens afterwards. Which of course it might do. But then again, it might not, and is the risk really worth it?

That last question is the key one. If you lose all sense of proportion, and decide on safety above all things, you gradually create a society that is very secure indeed, but miserable to live in. And that is what we have chosen.

PETER HITCHENS: Paradise? No, but the Britain of my youth was FREE | Daily Mail Online
 

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Lockdown has made Britain destitute​

There are more than twice as many destitute households in the UK as there were a year ago.

Lockdown has made Britain destitute

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22nd February 2021

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The number of destitute households in the UK has more than doubled in the space of a year, new research has revealed.

The analysis was conducted by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), for Channel 4’s Dispatches. It shows that there are now 421,500 destitute households in the UK – whereas the figure a year ago was 197,400. This represents a rise of over 200,000 people, from 0.7 per cent of UK households to 1.5 per cent.

One-adult households living on less than £70 per week are classed as being destitute by the NIESR. For two-adult households, the figure is £100 per week. This level of income is ‘so low that a household is likely to lack the provision of essentials such as shelter, food, heating, lighting, clothing / footwear and basic toiletries in the immediate future’, according to the NIESR’s website.

The NIESR’s director, Professor Jagjit Chadha, told the Guardian: ‘As a result of lockdowns, levels of destitution seem to be rising across the country. But what’s terribly worrying is that in certain regions – in the north west of England in particular – we might see some four, five or six per cent of the population living in destitution.’

The economic devastation caused by lockdowns has been extreme. In 2020, the UK recorded its biggest drop in economic output in 300 years. And the impact of this has been borne disproportionately by the poorest.

An Institute for Fiscal Studies report in 2020 laid this bare. It showed that between the start of the pandemic in March and September, the savings of the poorest fifth of people fell by an average of £170 per month, when compared with a normal year. In contrast, for every other income quintile, savings increased.

The well-off are the best placed to deal with financial problems – and yet, because of lockdowns, it is the poorest that are having to do so.

Locking down the country has wrecked businesses, eliminated jobs and ruined countless lives.

Those who were already living precariously have been made desperate.

 
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NORMALITY Returns April 12th Hairdressers 💈 Gyms & Pubs Outdoors (MIGHT) Re-Open 🤷‍♂️

Boris confirms our road to alleged freedom...

 

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English lockdown ending

‘Lockdown’ Ends England 🇬🇧 March 29th 🛑 Rule Of 6 Begins 👏 ‘Stay at Home’ Finishes 😳



NORMALITY Returns April 12th Hairdressers 💈 Gyms & Pubs Outdoors (MIGHT) Re-Open 🤷‍♂️



‘Freedom’ May 17th 🎉 Pubs, Restaurants, Theatres Re-Open​



😡 Boris ‘No Normality’ Until June 21st 2021 England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿



7 More Weeks Of Misery 🇬🇧 Everything You Need To Know 🤬 Boris Roadmap To April 12th(ish) Freedom​

 

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I’m Furious 🤬 It’s Just Dawned On Me...​

What’s the point? This doesn’t make sense...

 

Blackleaf

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continue the lockdown permanently, but for right-wingers only.

Good luck living in a country with no economy and no money for the rest of your life then. But don't go crying to anyone when you're living on the streets and Canada becomes an impoverished Third World nation.

The thing about the lockdowners is that they forgot when imposing the lockdowns, and continue to forget, the economic (and myriad other) devastation that such policies will incur.

The lockdowners have caused more deaths than covid and "covidiots" have.

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