AFTER watching last evening’s press conference at which Boris Johnson predictably announced that Covid restrictions would continue for yet another 4 weeks, I opted to wait to write this short rant to give my nerves, and anger, time to subside. I won’t repeat the content of some of the posts I put up during and after it – colourful doesn’t begin to describe it.
There were a few things that I took from this conference. Firstly, that this delay won’t be just four weeks. Boris, his useless government and the communists running Sage have declared open war on the unvaccinated and as he stated during this conference, he will use the next four weeks to ‘offer’ the jab to those who haven’t had it, those in ‘need’ of it. Well, those in need of the vaccine have already been vaccinated. We were promised that we would have achieved herd immunity once the most vulnerable were vaccinated and that was done months ago so why move the goalposts to the under-70s, the over-40s, 18-30s, kids? As for ‘offering’ the vaccine, what that means is those who have declined it, for whatever reason, will get a barrage of phone calls, texts and emails for the next month and the NHS will collect the data, telling the government that there is still a large pocket of people refusing the jab, leading Boris to announce to the nation on July 19 that they need another two to four weeks, blaming the unvaccinated. I wonder how long the compliant will remain so.
Secondly, the jabs don’t work. Or they do. But they don’t. It’s all very confusing. Apparently, some of those who have died from the new Indian variant were double-jabbed but despite this, Boris wants to use the next month jabbing people regardless of his previous assertion that the vaccine doesn’t work. Or it does. Shockingly, the hacks who Zoom call the government during these love-ins seemed to miss that little nugget, asking him nothing in particular, just the usual pally appeasement we’ve been used to since they started. The very recently launched GB News had the opportunity to show its credentials as a new, vibrant and different broadcaster and ask the PM a question that caught him on the hop, but they chose the wrong ‘journalist’ for the job, the government-loving Leftist, Tom ‘some men have vaginas’ Harwood, who asked Johnson about booster jabs. I’m sure a lot of people watching that conference hoped that GB News would take a different line but no. That question could easily have come from Kuenssberg or Peston. So much for different.
I hoped someone would pick Johnson up on the G7 debacle, where he and foreign presidents and prime ministers openly mocked the public by disobeying the laws they’d put in place for the rest of us, but we got nothing. Maybe someone would mention his climate change mission in relation to the fleet of private jets and Johnson’s flight from London to Cornwall, but once again, no mention. Our ‘journalists’ are just as bad as this mad dictator.
I doubt if I was the only one who came away from this conference angry and despairing. A tough year and a half will probably turn into a tough two years and for many of us, who have refused the jab on all manner of grounds, the latter part of this year will be tougher as we are pressured and coerced into having this experimental gene therapy. Make no mistake, the government was blaming this four-week extension on the unvaccinated and they’ll do the same again on July 19 when they extend these restrictions again. No doubt the Karens amongst us will see this blame culture as a reason to badger the public on who has or hasn’t had the frankenjab and divisions stoked up throughout this period will increase.
I can only hope that I am wrong and that the country can get back to normal next month.