Britain basically has self absorbed, one rule for us one rule for them, clowns running the country. Everyday they lower the bar even further. Who would have thought that the ‘everyone needs to isolate if you travel abroad unless you are a HIGH VALUE person who the rules will not apply to…’ gem could be topped. Well yes they did.

Schools had been told at short notice that they should consider closing on the 18th for Christmas to tie in with the temporary relaxation of the pandemic rules. A relaxation which is going against scientific advice. Well now the Government has decided to threaten legal action against schools……

Some schools are suffering from seriously high infection rates amongst pupils and staff. Often the schools find themselves in the highest risk areas. As a result some schools have taken the decision to switch to remote learning. That didn’t go down well The Clowns.

The School Minister Nick Gibb in particular. Remember him, he’s the one he thought it was a good idea to start getting 4 year olds to sit tests. He is the clown who described children taking time off for family bereavement as having an EXTENDED HOLIDAY…. Well he has started contacting schools to tell them that they must immediately shut down online tuition and bring all kids back into classrooms or he will take legal action against them.

How on earth do we end up with these people in charge.

Now I realise that there are people out there who will think the School Minister is brilliant (especially himself). Who think that this country is heading in the right direction under this government. They are so entitled to their option. They have got the government they wanted. They won’t care what I prattle on about. Today they will be happy with the state of the country. For me that sums it all up. When was the last time they opened their eyes. I guess they don’t want to. That’s the thing. In previous times we have had differences of opinion on how the country should be run. But it was clear both sides of the argument wanted the best for the country. Now I am not so sure everybody shares that view. That’s why I have never been so pessimistic for the future and what inheritance we are leaving for future generations.

85 thoughts on “You couldn’t make it up.

  1. There is no clear line, no common sense, only confusion. But not only in your country, Gary. The cases in the UK a lower than in Switzerland and still, the measures over here are not appearing half as strict as in the UK, regardless of the confusion. As I said, no common sense over here too.

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      1. Guess what, I said right this yesterday to my best friend. They were so panicking in spring with strict measures. But now when the numbers are sooooo much higher they lost precious time to react. I don’t get it!

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      2. I don’t. It feels like if we stuck to one plan it would work better than just chopping. Here the Government relaxing the rules for 7 days over Christmas. But at the same times the scientists and the doctors are asking people to ignore the government and still to the rules.

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  2. You’ve hit on why people are so confused over COVID. One week the experts tell us one thing, and the next week they sing a different song. Then the rules they make up don’t apply the same way for everyone. The whole world is so confused. The clowns are running the circus and the monkeys have been let loose.

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  3. After hedging and pontificating for far too long, our premier finally invoked strict regulations and basically shut the province down – well sort of – stores remain open but must reduce the number of customers allowed in, most service-type businesses (and libraries) are on lock down for four weeks. Better late than never I guess as the number of cases have sky rocketed in Alberta.

    I am seriously scratching my head after reading your post – so the minister of education is threatening to take schools to court for using their common sense in sending children home to learn online? Makes perfect sense to me – wish the “leaders” in the U.K. would give their heads a hard shake, maybe shake loose a little of the common sense the administration of said schools have employed.

    I am so sorry, Gary, that you and your countrymen have to deal with such nonsensical buffoons God help us all!

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      1. No “may be” about it in my humble opinion – that’s just asking for disaster and an overwhelmed health care system. I pity health care professionals everywhere right now. God bless them for all they do in the face of overwhelming odds.

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      1. We’re not allowed to be in groups larger than 10 inside, so if my parents wanted to come over, they could. They don’t want to though. It will just be us 5 again for Christmas, which works for me.

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  4. Spot on Gary. One school has now banned the singing of Christmas Carols. WTF? What an inheritance is being left for future generations. They should hang their heads in shame…… or maybe stop before the ‘their heads…… bit.

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  5. Unbelievable! Well, maybe not. We always knew that Boris and his mob were a bunch of t*****s.

    In fairness to the South African government, the early and very long and hard lockdown here was a success, but going into the festive season, much of the early good work might well be undone. People like to party too much, but at least government has been consistent in its approach and continues to be so. What is happening to the economy is another story.

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      1. There’s already been another lockdown in the Eastern Cape in response to a sudden spike in infections. When it was announced ten days ago, the rest of the country was given due warning ‘to behave’. There are now more new pockets of infections and transmissions across several parts of the country and this week many people are preparing to travel for the holidays. This is the start of our second wave, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Uncle Cyril will be holding another Family Meeting tonight. I anticipate more than a wrap on the knuckles.

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      2. So far so good with the hospitals here, although I read that they’re taking people to more far-flung hospitals for the affected parts of the Eastern Cape. Several field hospitals were set up all around the country back in March-April, but they’ve since been dismantled, so far as I’m aware. I hope it wasn’t a premature move.

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  6. I know that Banana in Pajama’s is a bit trite but to degrade them by enrobing Boris in their costume is just mean. Your country is going to implode sooner or later. It happened in the States when they thought they could experiment with democracy. It is disgusting to watch people who are elected by people who are paid for by people blatantly parade their cronyism and ugh……it makes me steam at the ears. Such idiots. Maybe the education minister should be made to sit in the middle of some of these classes. To tromp through the school hallways with those students he is so intent to see in a war zone. An essentially that is what this stupid disease has made it. A war zone between health and death. Ooooops off on a rant sorry. Have good rest of Sunday. Hugs to you and Hawklad. 🙂

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  7. You’ve nail it… “In previous times we have had differences of opinion on how the country should be run. But it was clear both sides of the argument wanted the best for the country. Now I am not so sure everybody shares that view”

    When I saw the total vote counts from our election, I couldn’t believe how many people voted for the Orange Idjit. It saddens me. Our societies are broken at a basic level. I hope the Younger generations can keep the positive change momentum going. 💌💌💌

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    1. I just can’t get my head round it. Here the government party basically pushed towards all the sensible ones. Including a former prime minister and brought in nutters. Must admit the opposition did the same years ago. At least the opposition leader is sensible but will people vote for that. Xxx

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  8. I’m curious. Are the high infection rates in schools in the secondary schools? Here, the infection rates are not high in the schools. I’m surprised, but that’s the data. Most of the infections are coming from Family get togethers and eating in Restaurants.

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  9. My view is the only reason for the relaxation of rules over Christmas is so that we don’t have the press following politicians all over the country and reporting back with tales of such an MP broke the rules and visited family, etc. Instead they can do whatever the hell they like over Christmas with impunity. So selfish and we’re all going to pay for it come January. As for telling schools to get back to school or face fines I suggest all the MP’s get back to parliament, it’s the same thing. The place is practically empty when you see it on TV. Bunch of steaming hypocrites the sad and miserable lot of them!

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  10. I really don’t know what to say. It if it wasn’t so serious, it would be funny, Monthy Python funny, as in not believable. 4 year olds sitting tests? Who thinks that’s a good idea, besides him? Why are they being so hard on schools? They seem to be making it an impossible situation. I am so sorry, Gary. I am trying to understand our electoral system and that doesn’t make much sense either. The world is MAD.

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  11. I’m disappointed this global issue is devolving into “every man for himself”.

    Months ago, I repeated predictions that the lack of political cooperation would lead to civil war here. Over the weekend, tRumpers started threatening it in response to the latest court refusal to overturn the election results.

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  12. wow…geeze…i have been wondering how some other countries around the world are fairing, especially the ones who have claimed almost near riddance of Covid like New Zealand. There is so much in the way of propaganda and “fake news” around, this is the only place i take anything seriously- as in, individual bloggers who have no agenda, don’t repost “articles” from the internet as their source, and basically just report what they see and are dealing with in their own smaller areas. I trust nothing on google or facebook really. Yeah, it’s a mess here in the US and likely will be for a long time. Like one of the above blogger comments, my state just went into lockdown again this Saturday. Thing is, there are STILL no legal consequences for not obeying the guidelines and in fact, many restaurants and businesses are even posting on Facebook that they will remain open.Heck, even some sheriff’s department are posting that they will not enforce the guidelines. Worse, we will soon be facing the vaccine and any adverse effects that may or may not come from it. It may be voluntary for most, but us healthcare workers will probably be required under threat of job loss. Although they say it’s been tested i feel like it’s just too soon. The last vaccine i remember them offering here( HPV) had lots of unexpected problems that were long term.So, i have my fears. Hugs to you guys and praying the world wakes up from the nightmare soon.

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    1. Yes I’m not that upset that we are not listed in the first 8 categories of people to get it. The worry is that it’s still being tested. Here they are testing what happens if you give two different vaccines. I know here we’ve had to health care workers who had to get emergency assistance due to a reaction. They had previous history of reacting with medications.

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  13. Whew…It’s something to read about the political anxieties in the West outside of the US. I so feel what you are writing at such a deep (and traumatized) level…coming off of Trump soon, but we will still have so much of the stuff remaining. Even putting aside Trump and his enabler cronies who are at the moment the definition of frivolous (and overwhelmingly losing) lawsuits to overthrow an election or just wanting to get Black people votes to not count, knowing so many people voted for that whole car of clowns is just…ugh. I’ve always knowing that we have a substantial chunk in our country that simply don’t care about anyone who isn’t White male cis Christian, but to have it on such a pedestal by our media as though they’ve all been wronged on some level is just more bullshit I didn’t need.

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  14. Your upset resonates. It is very hard (to say the least) to watch leadership make decisions that place citizens directly in the path of the storm, And, to see that this is supported by many-is equally confounding! We certainly haven’t escaped that here in the U.S. Sending care and prayer to you in Britain. Stay very safe and well. 🤍

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