Fairly Big Brother isn’t it?April 19, 2020 Tim WorstallYour Tax Money At Work18 Comments Yes, obviously, it’s social distancing and all that but still….. previousQuite sonextThis is rather the point matey 18 thoughts on “Fairly Big Brother isn’t it?” JuliaM April 19, 2020 at 7:45 am I thought it was a screenshot for some new dystopian tv show when I first saw it… The Meissen Bison April 19, 2020 at 7:46 am Excellent to place that drip Hancock under a sign reading ‘Hot Water’. Because that’s what he will be in soon enough. Mr Ecks April 19, 2020 at 8:35 am To hear what that twat Hand-cock has to say? They should have walked out en masse rhoda klapp April 19, 2020 at 8:57 am Emmanuel Goldstein was neither as scary not as incompetent. Even Big Brother didn’t show the same fascist tendencies as proposing to lock everybody up indefinitely because a few would not comply. Bloke in North Dorset April 19, 2020 at 8:58 am I’ve been listening to someone talking about surveillance capitalism and how it could be used to monitor all of us and that this crises is the catalyst for it to switch from capitalists to governments. Scary stuff, especially when you consider how a large section of the population is lapping up the way government has given itself the ability to order us about and decide our day to day lives. This is how we get the cult of the strong leader supported by busybodies. Its not a big leap to seeing how we drifted in to WW2 when people wanted strong leaders to bring about some order and safety. I’m also getting concerned that those deciding that we need to crash the economy have very little skin in this game. How many civil servants, politicians, advisers, teachers etc have been furloughed and living of a much reduced income? Its about time they were voluntold that this will be happening and they’re gong down to £25k or whatever it works out at. (I’d prefer £0 but that won’t happen. DocBud April 19, 2020 at 9:13 am Is this followed by the two minutes of hate? BraveFart April 19, 2020 at 9:51 am “I’m also getting concerned that those deciding that we need to crash the economy have very little skin in this game. How many civil servants, politicians, advisers, teachers etc have been furloughed and living of a much reduced income? Its about time they were voluntold that this will be happening and they’re gong down to £25k or whatever it works out at. (I’d prefer £0 but that won’t happen. BIND +1000 The members of the HOL want their attendance allowance to continue even when they are not “attending”. Surely there can be no justification in the straitened times we are about to face for anyone in the public sector to continue to have guaranteed occupational pensions bloke in spain April 19, 2020 at 9:54 am Employee/patient ratio looks about right for the NHS. RichardT April 19, 2020 at 9:58 am I like the one at the back bowing his head. Reverence or sarcasm? John Wilkinson April 19, 2020 at 10:36 am Richard T-Dropping off? I’d love to know what that squaddy’s thinking. Edward Lud April 19, 2020 at 12:35 pm Squaddie do what? asiaseen April 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm @ BiND I wonder how many civil servants are being recompensed for the difficulties of having to work from home – just like the “honourable” Members of Parliament trousering 10K Hard Lying Allowance Bloke in North Dorset April 19, 2020 at 2:35 pm Another Orwellian touch, a number of the podcasts I’ve been listening to recently are carrying adverts that start “This is a message from the goverenment ….”. I’m also part way through listening to Hector Drummond and he’s just made a point that a lot of people are now losing their jobs and realising this isn’t a holiday. Similarly, academics who were likely to be calling for the lockdown are realising that universities aren’t immune. It won’t be long until this gets enough traction for the MSM to start taking notice then we’re going to be seeing a different conversation. Looking at some of the announcements today I suspect the government is realising that perhaps we won’t be as docile as they’ve been finding. I’m not necessarily advocating an end to lockdown right now, there may be something I’m missing (although I doubt it), I just want to see a lot more scrutiny of the decision and a more grown up conversation of what living with the virus means, because this lockdown really can’t go on much longer. Nessimmersion April 19, 2020 at 6:58 pm We really meed to convert the public sector into DCS type schemes dependant on overall success of UKplc. At the moment you have whole swathes of the public sector right down to the cartmans in uniform policing walking in the peak district, completely secure with their public sector pensions, blase about crashing the economy and comfortable they will always have a wage coming in. Then you have the private sector, the engine of the economy, hemmed in with rules on the pension schemes open to them, having to listen to privileged public sector types making decisions when as Bravefart says, they have no skin in the game. Gamecock April 19, 2020 at 8:03 pm Token BAMEs up front? Stuff April 19, 2020 at 11:16 pm Have heard about heath authority projects being on hold or delayed and the contractor PM and others etc being extended and paid with Very little to do as they don’t want to let anyone go. Or even funnier, project teams told they can talk to operational staff, but the managers are all too busy in emergency meetings to meet with them Pcar April 20, 2020 at 12:42 am @Tim W Missing link: What article is image from? Pcar April 20, 2020 at 1:12 am Economists warn PM not to ease social distancing measures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbdtOWXKAzI What? Those are some dumb economists is Ritchie one of them? No economy = no healthcare Australia pushes for inquiry into COVID-19 outbreak… …and MPs say they won’t install Gov COVID-19 App https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR3jP09nF-g An inquiry that goes nowhere just like every other inquiry into nefarious incidents: “Lessons will [not] be learned” When a Gov. minister can’t answer truthfully weather China can be trusted it is a clear indicator that the Australian People can NOT trust the minster Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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