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Deadly variants? More lies on the road to endless lockdown

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IN MY last TCW post about the lies that map the road to endless lockdown, I concluded that the Government’s Covid vaccination programme had little to do with health and all to do with social and political control.

I touched on the role in this process played by the Government’s exploitation of the ‘mutant’ variant phenomenon, variants that are, as has been explained by Dr Mike Yeadon and others, 99.7 per cent identical – a difference too minimal to evade immunity. This fundamental (benign) characteristic has not stopped the Government from ‘manufacturing’ successive deadly variant threats around them, the latest being the Indian coronavirus variant, with new sets of forecast ‘spikes’ or surges accompanying each.

Forget about the Covid surge predicted by the Government’s scientific advisers when schools went back on March 8 which failed to materialise. The British variant that we’d been told by the Government was more deadly and more contagious than what had gone before failed to live up to its headlines. 

Nevertheless the myth of these deadly variants continues to be useful. On the back of them one government adviser after another predicted spikes from June through to August. British, Brazilian and South African variants have all been mooted. Ramping up the variant scare last week was Imperial College’s Professor Danny Altmann, who claimed that ‘we should be terribly concerned’ about the discovery of 77 cases of the Indian Covid variant in Britain. Covid variants, he asserts ‘are things that can most scupper our escape plan at the moment and give us a third wave. They are a worry.’ Given how wildly wrong Imperial College’s predictions have been so far it’s astonishing that the MSM gave this one any credence. This scaremongering however seems to suit the Government.

England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty, who’s predicted a deadly Covid ‘surge’ later in the year, started warning early last month that the ‘roadmap could be delayed’.  It could be ‘summer, autumn or winter’ he said, providing sufficient scope for massage to suit the agenda later. While Whitty insisted there will be a third wave of Covid, Wales’s First Minister Mark Drakeford went one better with the assertion that ‘a fourth wave is baked into things now’. 

All that was left for the discredited Professor Neil Ferguson was to kill off any residual hope of summer travel because of, guess what, the new South African and Brazilian variants reiterating in another interview, we should prepare for winter lockdowns to 2022. 

Public Health England has also joined in, telling us to prepare for a ‘difficult autumn’ and a ‘hard winter’ on the grounds that people will be more susceptible to seasonal flu and Covid variants. 

But how do they all know this? It is speculation at best. Seasonal flu has all but disappeared this year, raising the question of whether the PCR test is incapable of discriminating between the various flu viruses, pointed out by Dr Yeadon many times.

Their ‘evidence’ to date has been based on the most pessimistic of assumptions prepared by Sage’s dubious Scientific Pandemic Influenza Modelling (SPI-M) group.

By contrast even the weekly testing of millions of schoolchildren plus twice-weekly rapid testing available to everyone in England and surge testing expanded into ever more areas has not been able to make a pandemic exist. Whitty himself, remarkably, conceded this on March 24 when he made the startling admission that ‘Covid is difficult to find. Most people have mild or no symptoms.’ 

Set against all the dire warnings is the irrefutable downward trend in the fatality of the virus and a survival rate for those infected that continues to be around 99.7 per cent and higher for those under 70. Yet the manufacture of an ongoing public health crisis persists, ably assisted by mainstream media enthusiastically parroting government propaganda.

What is lacking is any interrogation by the media of this government – why is it still waging war on its own people? Why, against the evidence, are our liberties, livelihoods, family life, culture and basic freedoms still shackled and under attack?

Broadcaster Richie Allen, describing the March 24 Downing Street briefing at which Whitty spoke, put it this way: ‘Nobody in attendance flinched. None of the journalists watching on Zoom mentioned it when it was their turn to ask a question. I’d have said, “Chief Medical Officer, if the so-called disease is harmless to most of us, what the **** has been going on over the last twelve months? Would you care to explain to the tens of millions of lives your policies have ruined that it was for an illness that most won’t get and the majority of those who get it will have mild or no symptoms?” Not a peep from Laura Kuenssberg, Robert Peston or Beth Rigby. Whitty had just told them it was all a big hoax and they said and did nothing.’ 

The extension of the emergency Covid rules was passed through Parliament last month with the connivance of spineless Tories and a compliant Labour Party. These are the powers necessary to allow for the anticipated lockdowns in the autumn and winter that government advisers have been busily justifying in advance. Relatively few MPs had the courage to stand up for the people and oppose Johnson. One of them, Sir Graham Brady, warned: ‘A year on we now risk normalising extreme policy responses and an attitude that our fundamental liberties exist for authorities to either grant or withhold.’

We already are: the extension of emergency powers tying in nicely with the extension of furlough until the end of September, when no doubt the Covid rules will be pushed through once more.

Yet were there really a looming public health crisis and a need to ‘protect the NHS’, the Government would surely now be learning from its past mistakes and ensuring that all Nightingale Hospitals were set up and ready to be run as isolation or fever hospitals. But it is not about health. As Lord Sumption, Simon Dolan and others have rightly and courageously pointed out, it is quite simply the greatest assault on our liberty as a free people since the reign of Oliver Cromwell. 

This can be stopped in only one way – and that means all of us who are uneasy putting our heads above the parapets and saying No! Voting for parties such as UKIP which oppose lockdown and espouse liberty in the May elections; forcing Tory MPs to oppose the government and start protecting the people; explaining to friends, however hard that might be, that there is no public health crisis, there is no pandemic here; and simply, as Lord Sumption has again urged, by refusing to co-operate with a government that is at war with its own people. 

It was people power that brought down Communism in Eastern Europe in 1989. It is people power that will stop this now, for governments can rule with the consent of those they govern. Once this consent is withdrawn, they are gone.

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Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley
Lt Gen Riley is a former commander of British Forces in Sierra Leone and Iraq and Deputy Commander of all Nato forces in Afghanistan.

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