Do as I say, not as……April 19, 2020 Tim WorstallRagging on Ritchie15 CommentsDissent is powerful, and must survive coronavirus. Sure, just don’t try to dissent in my comments section. previousIt’s amazing how little he graspsnextUpdated Digital Package 15 thoughts on “Do as I say, not as……” Bloke in North Dorset April 19, 2020 at 10:41 am OT Someone posted a link to a civil servant who’d written a good explanation of how COBRA works, Jason Lynch said he knew him and that he knew his stuff. Has anyone still got that link? I’m pretty sure there a fair bit of misinformation about COBRA floating around after the Sunday Time article. Bloke in North Dorset April 19, 2020 at 10:43 am As for dissent surviving Coronavirus, try being a lock down sceptic on social media. As for criticising the NHS, that was impossible before the virus, its going to be impossible afterwards, despite all the pointing at how well Germany’s health care system has coped. Diogenes April 19, 2020 at 10:48 am Thin pinstriped line? Bloke in North Dorset April 19, 2020 at 11:08 am That was the one, thanks. Ted S, Catskill Mtns, NY, USA April 19, 2020 at 11:56 am As for dissent surviving Coronavirus, try being a lock down sceptic on social media. Tell me about it. Before the lockdowns, I made a fairly mild comment that perhaps the disease was worse than the flu, but that the response to it was an overreaction. I was hectored that Italy didn’t overreact at first, and look where it got them. Rob April 19, 2020 at 1:31 pm Dissent is powerful, and must survive coronavirus. Until his side gains power, then dissent becomes treason. Jimmers April 19, 2020 at 1:35 pm BiND As for criticising the NHS, that was impossible before the virus, its going to be impossible afterwards, despite all the pointing at how well Germany’s health care system has coped. Sadly I think you’re correct, but I do see a growing narrative that the front line staff are heroes but the manager class and the system itself are the problem. Let’s hope that develops further. Edward Lud April 19, 2020 at 2:12 pm Nah, that’s the usual excuse for tyrants: it’s not the potentate at fault, it’s those around him. If he only knew what they do in his name, he wouldn’t allow it… Etc., since forever. Diogenes April 19, 2020 at 3:15 pm It does bug me that no one highlights the role of the trusts. It’s Matt Hancock’s fault rather than the people in the Trust on £150k Dennis, He Who Has Been Deemed Essential (Who Knew?) April 19, 2020 at 3:54 pm Until his side gains power, then dissent becomes treason. While I agree with this, what is evident is that Spud always ends up as a party of one. Pcar April 19, 2020 at 10:52 pm @Diogenes April 19, 2020 at 3:15 pm It does bug me that no one highlights the role of the trusts. It’s Matt Hancock’s fault rather than the people in the Trust on £150k Bugging you now? For weeks I’ve been posting about this and …..crickets – “PPE shortage is beause each NHS Trust’s Procurement Director failed to respond in December, January and February and order more*. Manufacturers would then have been able to respond. Boris & Hancock not responsible. When will BBC, C4, ITV interrogate these very highly paid (~3x Hancock’s salary) Procurement Directors?” Pcar April 19, 2020 at 11:19 pm Who funds WHO who kowtow to China? https://youtu.be/W4dZJI_C3DI?t=373 ‘Trendy social justice topics’ have all but ‘evaporated’ amid COVID-19 However, British social justice movement called ‘You Clap for Me Now’ which she described as a “smug passive aggressive dirge that perpetuates the tired old myth that Brits who have concerns about immigration are bigots”. “You Clap for Me Now only serves to splay the inherently divisive politics of identity onto a crisis that has nothing to do with it”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVkblH58R5M Well done Sky News Aus for saying what UK media refuse to… …and https://www.longrider.co.uk/blog/2020/04/18/you-clap-for-me-now/ Pcar April 20, 2020 at 12:17 am Hmm… PONA, let’s keep identity, purpose, and background… secret. Shussh At least 10 dead in shooting rampage in Canada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eubCKe2H6Fc CNN: Piers Morgan’s [hysterical] stunning advice for his [ex] friend Donald Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv1gCFy3iMI Piers, “party politics” is Pelosi & Schiff. Trump is being positive, optimistic, uplifting like as you mention WWII and Churchill. Piers, How about some attacks on FDA, WHO, EU & China Digital giants will be forced to pay media companies for content https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJGWut_zQ5k Gov never learn, Spain & Germany tried that and news sites had less traffic I don’t want Gov giving money to media, Canada’s Trudeau has “bought” media and all negative coverage gone TomO April 20, 2020 at 2:36 am Pcar In an effort to vary my diet I listened to several hours of streamed Canadian MSM while working a few days ago. It’s not just the non negative coverage… Trudeau seriously sounds like he’d be out of his depth on a moist lawn. The fawning on CBC and Global News was just putrid and frankly I felt coverage of events was so shallow and evasive as to be quite unsettling… dystopian isn’t a word I chuck around lightly. I acquired a whole new respect for Ezra Levant and the crew at Rebel Media. Pcar April 21, 2020 at 12:50 am @TomO I wish more would watch/listen Rebel – mostly Canada, but world too https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGy6uV7yqGWDeUWTZzT3ZEg/videos and Sky News Aus – mostly Aus, but world too https://www.youtube.com/user/SkyNewsAustralia/videos Both report what taxpayer funded BBC, ABC, CBC etc ‘bias by omission’ won’t Sky News UK is beholden to OFCOM for permission to operate Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.