If there was any doubt about the true nature of this government, it has now been erased: the country is run by a small, tight-knit group of arrogant and talentless entitleds. Apart from riding the public to office, they have no interest in our safety – or our respect. We must do our duty and submit, because these are the new pandemic rules, stripped back to an essence that in normal times would be more carefully obscured. In short: know your place.
Any illusions that we were ever protected from the rank contempt of our rulers by the logic of democracy – because the government embodies the will of the people who elected it – are now gone.
Well, we can in fact say that the majority of the country somewhere between dislike and despise you and your whining. That’s why you’re writing for a minority interest paper like The Guardian instead of something that actually sell like the Daily Mail. So, that he elected government is ignoring you and your whines would show that they’re doing pretty well in that logic of democracy.
The hag is ignorant at every level. The pandemic is a two-bit nothing flu, Presumably “know your place”–and hers is far overseas–is some sort of bizarre reference to anti-Brexit scum failing to get Cummings sacked.
If she hasn’t got the guts to ignore the LD as lots of people have and more are going to that is her problem.
Even grade Z Marxist whining is scraping the bottom of the barrel these days.
Amusing that the CNN HQ was attacked by the mob last night; reaping the whirlwind of the racial flames it has cynically been fanning for years.
I wonder what her opinion is of huge crowds here and in the US flaunting social distancing laws in order to riot or demonstrate? Remember when these laws were the most important thing ever, and the media literally spent a week in deep hysteria about one person allegedly breaking them?
well Rob, at least most of them are wearing facemasks…. 😉
She is only angry because the country is not run by her bunch of arrogant and talentless entitleds. She cares not a jot about democracy.
“Nesrine Malik is a British Sudanese columnist and features writer for The Guardian. She was born in Sudan and grew up in Kenya, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.”
So….Ms Malik finally found a country where she could slag off the government to her heart’s content without being slung in jail….. and she even gets paid for said slagging off.
“She was born in Sudan and grew up in Kenya, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.”
Sounds pretty elite to me, moving around like that.
Davidsb June 1, 2020 at 9:22 am – “So….Ms Malik finally found a country where she could slag off the government to her heart’s content without being slung in jail….. and she even gets paid for said slagging off.”
The Guardian needs at least one. At the moment they have at least two. I guess that Yasmin Alibhai Brown is a bit passe these days.
But for some reason our government thinks it is a good idea to flood the country with our future rulers who happen to hate us with such a passion and intensity that it makes them incoherently stupid.
Er….I don’t find anything in the quote to disagree with. Although I might disagree with her about who exactly it refers to.
Sudan/Kenya/Egypt/Saudi so how exactly is she British?
She has a British bred hamster as a pet (albeit called Abu Baker.) Establishes an undeniable right to a family life, as you should well know.
“Sudan/Kenya/Egypt/Saudi so how exactly is she British?”
She’s British for exactly the same reason that trannies are women – because she says so.
I have to agree with her. Lockdown is irrational; it is insane; it happened only because a small group of politicians saw it as a choice between throwing the whole country under the bus or keeping their jobs, and they chose the bus solution.
In large chunks of Africa and Asia, people are starving to death because their leaders were pressured into following the idiotic examples of the Johnsons, the Macrons and the Trumps.