HOW to explain the inability of the government to govern or the paralysis which is gripping the country? There is much hand-wringing but little talk of how we got here or how we escape.
Has government imperceptibly devolved from elected politicians to an unaccountable set of anonymous subcontractors? Such credibility that cabinet government may once have enjoyed has evaporated. A governing clique that included Matt ‘Moonshot’ Hancock, from gauleiter to clown in the blink of an eye, or Boris Johnson from clown to clown-in-waiting, reveals frivolousness and lack of substance in Westminster.
How about the civil service as the bosses? As their numbers have grown, their ability to obstruct has become increasingly unassailable. Are civil servants the new government or there only to frustrate policy?
Those politely chiding messages left by always courteous Mr Rees-Mogg on unoccupied desks have had no impact on reducing the legions of civil servants pyjama-wrestling with affairs of state from home. Like all buck-passers, these people will insist that they are vitally important but would be horrified at the suggestion that they are in any way officially accountable.
Perhaps we should turn to the experts, the chosen anointed of the civil servants. These relationships have matured through academia and been fostered through professional life on parallel escalators to establish bonds of trust and reliability where no boats will be rocked, where calm consensus always rules and where an invisible comfort blanket of mutual understanding and dependability stifles any importunate interlopers.
Some experts are for the most part quiet influencers in the background until, like a rocket on Guy Fawkes Night, they enjoy a brilliant ascendancy. Others, the modelling eggheads, lead a charmed life because although their models are always wrong and hopelessly skewed by their partisan assumptions, they are never challenged or discredited when their predictions fail to materialise.
So with nobody apparently in charge and nothing useful happening, politicians, civil servants and generously credentialled experts are all marking time. Could it be that they sense impending events will have such an impact on the accepted order that there is nothing that can usefully be done at this stage beyond keeping their heads down?
There has never been a sailor so persistently drunk on so extended a shore-leave as to come close to Rishi Sunak’s profligacy, and those sad flocks of chickens have been coming home to roost for some time, but you can scour the print and broadcast media looking for a door at which responsibility for this can be laid.
So much for the tattered economy, what about people’s wellbeing and health? The evidence from the UK and around the world that Covid ‘vaccines’ cause injury and death keeps mounting and the media blackout on this huge story can surely not be sustained indefinitely.
The dissonance between Andrew Bridgen’s landmark speech in the House of Commons last month and Rishi Sunak’s near-simultaneous repetition at the despatch box of the ‘safe and effective’ mantra indicates how close we must now be to the dam breaking. As soon as one media outlet finds the courage to print what many journalists must know to be the truth, Atlas will perform a somersault.
Perhaps this explains the present inertia: politicians, officials and experts are increasingly aware of the enormity of what they have done to a largely compliant population first by curtailing their freedoms and their right of association then by restricting their access to healthcare; also by bombarding them with terrifying messages and ultimately by coercing them to undergo experimental inoculation whose repercussions have yet to be fully revealed.
People who submitted to all of this will come to understand what citizens born behind the Iron Curtain always knew, namely that the state is above all capable of lying.
The irony is that ‘vaccine’ neigh-sayers were denied a ‘horse wormer’ on the grounds that it was a veterinary product while the wider population became guinea pigs and lab-rats.
With some 30,000 non-Covid excess deaths in the UK in 2022, how much longer can we collectively be expected to ignore the elephant in the syringe?