SOON, maybe not tomorrow, but certainly by this time next year, the bill for the ruinous, reckless, immoral, evil, deadly lockdowns will fall due. And when that debt has to be paid, it will be bleak indeed. Those who will not have to pay are the following: Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, dead-eyed Matt Hancock, Piers Morgan or the gruesome twosome Whitty and Vallance. They will be fine.
Those who will have to pay are the following: working low-paid families, low-paid public and private sector workers, anyone who runs a small business (if they still have a business), anyone under 30 and the entire middle class.
What this government have done to our kids and grandkids is nothing short of criminal. Britons are facing up to £46billion in tax rises and spending cuts to get spiralling debt under control. The government has borrowed close to £394billion this year, the highest in peacetime. To do this in one year when your country is not at war is without precedent and I believe utterly without justification. It was, just like the lockdown, completely and utterly disproportionate to the problem it sought to solve: a virus that leaves the vast, vast majority of the population fine, even if contracted.
So now the wailing and gnashing of teeth will begin from all the usual suspects – the left and those on the right who want to be loved by the left. How very dare they cut the foreign aid budget! Did you support either lockdown? If so, shut the hell up. How very dare they freeze public sector pay! Did you support either lockdown? If so, shut the hell up. How very dare they raise taxes! Did you support either lockdown? If so, shut the hell up. How very dare they cut public services! Did you support either lockdown? If so, shut the hell up.
If you were one of those boomers who enjoyed the first lockdown, what with the gardening, the wine, the sunshine and the clapping (God help me with the clapping), and said it was very necessary to shut the entire country down, you do not get to moan now if your son/daughter lose their job or have to pay a massive tax increase. If you supported either lockdown, you can take a hike.
Oh, but we didn’t know it would come to this. Yes you did. You knew deep down it would come to this. Sure, you heart is sad, and you weep for the foreign aid, and the public sector worker. Well, your dumb-ass clapping ain’t going to save them now. Not to worry though, as something tells me that you have a nest egg stuffed away somewhere and will be just A-ok should things turn really nasty. Which they might.
So there we have it. Actions have consequences. And the positive act of this government in shutting down all of society, the economy, and all business at Easter and more of the same in the autumn means a lot of people will have their lives and livelihoods destroyed.
No, it wasn’t necessary. No, it wasn’t proportionate. No, I don’t think the politicians had the best of intentions. No, I don’t think they had ‘our’ interests at heart.
Instead, they had their own political interests at heart such as ‘saving the NHS’, and being too terrified to inform the public that a virus, like a hurricane, can be mitigated but not eradicated. The politicians didn’t do that because they are cowards and despots and now it is us and our children who will pay the price for their weakness, selfishness and cowardice.