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Today’s talking point


DESPITE the evidence of the huge collateral damage of the Government’s health and lockdown policies in response to Covid-19 – described by David Seedhouse here as unforgiveable negligence –  there has been staggeringly little public resistance.

Ever more shop fronts are boarded up, ever more businesses close their doors, swathes of restaurants and pubs are predicted never to open again, yet the public appear not to care or worry. This is not the case elsewhere in Europe.

In Switzerland a referendum has just been triggered to strip the government of new legal powers to impose lockdowns and curtail public life. Under the country’s highly devolved direct democratic system, a petition of 86,000 signatures – well over the 50K required – will formally initiate a national vote to repeal the Covid-19 2020 Act.

Poland’s tourism businesses and ski resorts are defying lockdown. They say they are determined to end this madness in order to save livelihoods.

In Italy it is rumoured, though as yet unreported in the MSM, that 30,000 Italian restaurants defied lockdown rules and got the public to join in.  

Whether this turns out to be the case or not, why are the British apparently so willing to see the economy, their livelihoods and job prospects trashed? Is it because of furlough, a belief that the state will always look after you regardless, a bad case of blinkered vision or a matter of not daring to go against the groupthink?  

Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your mind.

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Kathy Gyngell
Kathy Gyngell
Kathy is Editor of The Conservative Woman. She is @kathygyngelltcw on GETTR and is back on Twitter.

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