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The Tories – the party of family breakdown


I HAVE not seen my parents for 18 months. That’s not normal. Until March 2020, I visited every few months, which seemed to suit all parties. So something big has changed.

Speaking with my stepfather (80 next year) a few days ago, he told me his plans to go on a cruise were on hold while ‘he sees what happens with Covid’. In his typically blunt way – to the point, but not without affection – he said it was unlikely we’d be able to meet up ‘until next year’. Never much of a socialiser, to all intents and purposes he has cancelled any plans for the next six months. I’m hoping it will not be too late for him by then.

What the government – and not Covid – has done to society is to make us afraid of one another, right down to the level of our most intimate relationships. We chuckled last year when Lockdown Sceptics set up its own dating service for the few who were not freaked out by meeting an unvaccinated person, but that has become hardwired, with apps advertising your vaccination status to potential partners. Many of us have heard of couples being at daggers drawn or abandoning their marriages, driven apart by disputes over restrictions and attitudes to risk.

Now there is a big one coming down the pike: vaccinating children. Already our sinister overlords, led by Chief Jabber Johnson, have decided that parental consent is a luxury they cannot afford in these urgent times. So they have removed that for 16-year-olds wishing to take the Covid vaccine, and want to do the same for 12-year-olds. We all know that stroppy teenagers will do as they please if they can, and so some parents may be glad to be relieved of that decision, however much they may disagree with their offspring. But if it comes down to the TikTok generation wanting to be part of the ‘in-crowd’, and Mum and Dad are split over it, what happens then?

I’ll tell you what happens: family breakdown. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Tories, ‘the party of the family’, are on a deliberate mission to destroy this building block of civil society, doing what Black Lives Matter can only dream about. Perhaps they are. Whatever their motives, this is what we’re storing up for ourselves when schools start separating pupils into the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. Think it can’t happen? That’s what they’re going to do in France next term.

A house divided against itself cannot stand. We cannot allow the busybodies wearing suits and ties, or white coats, or fluorescent jackets, to be the arbiters of our lives any longer. It is not just corrosive to our individual relationships, as I said at the start; it is the solvent for the glue that keeps us in a reasonable state of rubbing along together in the real world.

The cabal running their operations from Downing Street and Whitehall are not our saviours. We have to save ourselves, our families and our nation from them. We have to stand up and say no to their attempts to continue to divide us over our vaccine status. We have to stop them making private, medical decisions into matters of public policy. Together we can do this. That’s why I’ve signed the Together Declaration rejecting vaccine passports or any similar form of medical certification. Please join me.

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Richard Ings
Richard Ings
Richard Ings is an actor, musician, part-time revolutionary and one-time parliamentary candidate for the Brexit Party. He can be found on Twitter @richardcings or He writes at

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