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A day for truth and reckoning – not for mawkish and dishonest sentimentality


YES, today needs to be a day of reflection – on a year of fear-mongering, hysteria and wanton destruction, a year when British common sense was fatally and catastrophically eroded, when the political class failed the people, when older generations blindly offered up younger generations and children in a selfish but futile sacrifice to satisfy their own entitlement to life, when the public’s moral barometer measured sentiment over sense, and irrationality over reason, when the mass of the media and population rejected science for a doomsday cult. When the British economy, private enterprise and work ethic was trashed and trampled on. And when we stopped being human beings to each other – when while obeying Big Brother we lost sight of humanity.

Instead of the soul-searching this day demands – a year on from the three weeks it was meant to take ‘to flatten the curve’ – we have the sickening promotion by a mendacious government of a day of vigil, candle lighting and virtue signalling, complete with a one-minute silence, epitomising the moral corruption and malaise personified in the weak and unprincipled character of the Prime Minister.

We are invited to sing the praises of ‘Our NHS’ and to mourn those who died from Covid, but we are meant to forget about or gloss over the true tally of the Government’s frightening incompetence and hubris. TCW‘s co-editor Laura Perrins began to encapsulate it yesterday morning on Nick Ferrari’s LBC radio show.

But not even Ferrari wanted to hear Laura identify the evil of lockdown. Time ran out. Later in the day Ian Collins at TalkRadio was a more encouraging interviewer. 

Without doubt TalkRadio and the formidable Julia Hartley-Brewer have stood alone in broadcast media this year in holding the Government to account. 

People still with the power of reason and an unerring sense of right and wrong – witnessed in TCW‘s writers and readers – who are desperate for the truth, are horrified by the reigning hypocrisies. Like one who emailed Laura to commend her ‘fantastic interview’ and for speaking ‘where others fear to tread’; for being ‘spot on regarding these lockdowns and power grab by the government’ – an email that finished: ‘I totally concur with your sentiments, thank you for speaking out, best wishes.’

Though he is far from alone, the shocking fact is that this writer is no longer represented by the MSM. It gives him no voice. The establishment ‘reservation’ encompasses it, and if this year has shown anything it is that the MSM will not deviate from its premises, neither to right or left of the Westminster village. Whether for the reasons Frederick Edward identified in TCW here or as a result of the narcissistic culture they have increasingly come to reflect, the bald truth is the Fourth Estate have not held the Government to account. They have provided only what can be described as controlled opposition. Only a few of their commentators proved an exception to the rule. But none of their editors have been prepared to acknowledge, let alone delve into, the catastrophic cock-up and public health blunder the Government catalysed that should have seen heads fall well before now. None have demanded resignations or an immediate reversal of the repressive rule we now live under. Instead what we see is the media’s almost incomprehensible enthusiasm for climbing aboard the vaccine wagon as the only way out of lockdown – a deus ex machina solution if ever there was one. It says more for their mistaken loyalty to the government than for their reasoning. 

This cowardice and slippery grip on principle was evident from Day One of lockdown. It was TCW’s Laura Perrins, not a broadsheet editor, who a year ago wrote her censure that our liberty had been shackled and our future blighted in an article headed ‘RIP Europe 312 – 2020. We had a good run’. How prescient she was. Where are the men and women of clear sight and principle in the press? 

For it has been a culpable press that drew the wagons round and protected their man, Boris Johnson, though he was patently and irresponsibly asleep at the wheel. Why did it take six months for a marginal magazine, The Critic, to reveal how he had spent those critical weeks of February? These were the weeks he should have used to gear up the NHS for a public health emergency, to institute passenger screening and early test and trace when it might have worked. During these weeks medics were left to stew with no reassurances about their protection while Johnson sorted out his divorce. Then, finally panicked into wakefulness by the Bill Gates-funded modern-day Rasputin, in one astonishing U-turn he went from plain negligence to unprecedented repression of our lives, liberties, education and economic activity under the pathological umbrella of safetyism.

How did he manage to get away with this? How has he won support? We believe here at TCW only with a ‘manufactured’ consent and psychological management.

How else could people have turned a blind eye to the facts? Can they still do so now that the data is well and truly and irrefutably in? That is the question for today. The conclusion of the science forum HART’s review of the evidence is that lockdowns serve no useful purpose and cause catastrophic societal and economic harms. They must never be repeated in this country. This should be today’s wake-up call to reality. Today should be spent by politicians and public alike reading this devastating report on the cruelty and evil the people have been party to. It should be a day for facing the fact of the biggest public health blunder or social experiment since Mao’s cultural revolution; and for calling a halt to it. 

If it is spent in more maudlin and saccharine public shows, I can only pray.

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Kathy Gyngell
Kathy Gyngell
Kathy is Editor of The Conservative Woman. She is @kathygyngelltcw on GETTR and is back on Twitter.

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