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Covid Hotspots out of Europe

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Covid Hotspots out of Europe

On Saturday the 19th of Dec the Prime Minister of the UK, #Boris Johnson announced a new UK Lock-Down Tier, tier 4. He placed around 16 million British people into this tier. No physical movement is permitted outside of the effected area shops and businesses are closed along other restrictions on an individuals personal freedoms.

The scare tactic used to justify this lock down were claims of a new mutation of the #Covid19 virus that according to the UK government spreads at speeds up to #70% faster than the non mutated strain. The UK government is now mooting proposals to continue this attack on the economy and traditional British civil freedoms until Easter 2021.

The basic premise is that this new #Covid19 mutation spreads faster than others. The scientific evidence on this claim is at best ambiguous and at worse contradicts this claim.

It is true that the UK has seen a rise in known Covid19 cases but of greater import is that these new cases have not lead to an increase in the mortality rate for this time of the year which remains more or less within the rolling 5 year average.

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Frankly the government claims about an impending apocalypse aren’t simply wrong, they are bordering on the dishonest. The government’s claim that the new mutation (of a great many mutations) spreads faster is disproved by the above graph. The mutated strain was first spotted in September of 2020. If it was capable of spreading as claimed by the government then by late October, early November the death rate should have been approaching April’s levels. It isn’t. The conclusion is two fold either Covid19 is not spreading as claimed by the government and the extra cases noted are due to the additional testing that’s taking place or the virus is spreading as claimed but is not producing any significant numbers of additional deaths.

Either way this is not a public health emergency and there is currently no empirical evidence that demands the excessive lock-downs demanded by government.

Should we be frightened of new strains of Covid19? According to the #BMJ, the answer is probably not. Covid19 is similar to other viruses in that it mutates naturally, over time these mutations tend to become less virulent. In very simple terms a virus is like any other living thing, it wants to live. It it kills its host it dies with the host, by becoming less dangerous to health the virus promotes its own long term survival. For an update of what significant mutations have already taken place here’s an interesting little article by the UK consortium tasked with tracking the mutations.

One side effect of the UK government’s hysteria is that by promoting the idea that this new mutation is more contagious and by implication more dangerous and that this was an emergency situation #EU member states have used this as an excuse to stop trade and travel from the UK. This has nothing to do with the mutated virus, the EU is already infected but is all to do with attempting to influence the current #Brexit trade negotiations. It’s noteworthy that Boris and his band of hapless morons failed to anticipate this.

Once again the EU has shown itself to be untrustworthy and manipulative and yet some people still worship at the feet of that particular false idol.

Labour, what is it good for?

Hello folks, for those who’re unaware at the time of writing this here in the UK Boris is Prime Minister, his Conservative party is in power and Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition is lead by Sir Keir Starmer and his Labour Party.

It’s a lovely phrase isn’t it, “Her Majesty’s Loyal #Opposition” because of course before Tony #Blair effectively legalised #Treason¹ in the UK by repealing Section 1 of the Treason Act 1795 (and for what it’s worth Section 3 of the Treason Felony Act 1848) attempting to bring down the crown and by extension the government appointed by the crown was an act of treason. By expressly emphasising the “Loyal” the opposition party in the UK Parliament can effectively challenge the government. Ideally they do so by acting as a party of conscience or by playing the role of Devils Advocate.

So far so good, but here’s the thing. The dateline is December 2020, the location is of course The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Biden take note) and the country is still apparently in the midst of an epidemic. The government has instigated lock down after lock down and now with the end in sight have called what is another lock down in all but name by a disingenuous system of “Tiers”. It’s the 1st of December and there’s to be a vote in Parliament if the government wins the UK is tied to “Tiers” if they’re voted down another solution has to be found.

People are starving, businesses are collapsing, the economy is in tatters and the government is insisting on more of the same. This is the time for Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition to act. At no time in living memory has the UK been faced with such a threat, pandemic on one side, government policy on the other a third way is needed. #Starmer’s reaction is to refuse to act. The #Labour Party will abstain.

The single most important vote in living memory and Labour do nothing:

  • Nothing to add to the debate
  • No ideas of their own
  • No morality or ethics
  • Opportunism at it’s very worst
  • No compassion for the poor or the workers
  • No compassion for the sick
  • Nothing

If lock down fails (as it probably will) Labour’s position will be, “We didn’t vote for it”
If it doesn’t fail their position will be, “We didn’t obstruct it”

COWARDLY OPORTUNISTS

The Dormouse states for the record that he believes the Lock Down to be wrong in principle, unlawful contrary to all legal precedent and ultimately self defeating. He also believes that #Boris and chief henchman Mr #Gove are behaving like spoilt two year olds who don’t want to be proved wrong. Imbecilic even. But at least they’re trying, they are doing something.

Tonight 53 brave #Conservative MPS voted against their own party and with a few Labour rebels and supporters did what Labour as a party should be doing, providing balance, conscience and holding the government to account.

The Labour MPs who defied Starmer’s instructions voted against the government last night are:

Apsana #Begum (Poplar and Limehouse)
Richard #Burgon (Leeds East)
Mary Kelly #Foy (City of Durham)
Andrew #Gwynne (Denton and Reddish)
Mike #Hill (Hartlepool)
Kevan #Jones (North Durham)
Emma #Lewell-Buck (South Shields)
Ian #Mearns (Gateshead)
Grahame #Morris (Easington)
Kate #Osborne (Jarrow)
Bell #Ribeiro-Addy (Streatham)
John #Spellar (Warley)
Graham #Stringer (Blackley and Broughton)
Zarah #Sultana (Coventry South)
Derek #Twigg (Halton)

The Dormouse hopes that folks remember this abject dereliction of duty is remembered at the time of the next election.


¹ And why did Blair legalise Treason? The truth is he’s not saying and no one knows. The best guess is that there’s an argument that any UK citizen who signed or counselled, aided and abetted etc the signing of the #Maastricht and #Lisbon Treaties for the UK (and probably the earlier ones as well) committed Treason Blair was simply looking to himself in case he got caught out.

If anyone knows the real reason give us a shout and we’ll print it here.