IN CASE you missed any of our ten most-read blogs of last week, here they are for you again – and well worth the read.
Richard Tice: Covid testing: We have a right to the facts on PCR
Alan Ashworth: Off the Beaten Tracks: A Jackson Browne Study (Part 3)
Andrew J Green: The Pfizer vaccine – a headlong rush into the unknown
Neville Hodgkinson: Is this the real reason for government panic over Covid?
Andrew J Green: More serious questions about the Pfizer vaccine
The Conservative Woman: Hypocrisy of the Sky scaremongers
Leon Varkalis: The Guardian guide to the white place to live
Karen Harradine: The megalomania of Bill Gates – Part One
Kathy Gyngell: If Martin Howe is worried about Brexit, we should all worry
Every December, the woke mob attempts to cancel Baby, It’s Cold Outside due to its perceived lack of regard for consent, and to rebrand the Christmas tree – thought to be ‘insensitive’ for non-Christians – as a ‘festive‘ tree. These efforts pale in comparison to those being employed by the Covid zealots in government, whose target is much larger: Christmas itself.
We should question what right the government has to tell us what we can and can’t do, and who we can and can’t meet, on Christmas Day. As always, it is particularly worthwhile looking back to other moments in history when the arm of the state extended further into private life than was appropriate.
Henry Getley – as informative and humorous as ever – did this in his recent article, ‘Christmas cancelled! But the banned played on’, telling the tale of the priggish seventeenth-century parliamentarians who took it upon themselves to ban Christmas festivities, fining those who broke the rules, all with the good of the banned in mind. (Sound familiar?)
But with this comes a warning: ‘Those ordinances from the Puritan era must still be lying around on the Statute Book somewhere – so watch out for reports of ministers sneaking down to the Commons archives to dust them off. Could Christmas 2021 be cancelled?’
Henry’s article is well worth reading in full.