Isn’t that nice of him

Storming the Normandy beaches was all worthwhile:

Prime Minister ends speculation by saying celebrations with families can go ahead

Who doing that ever thought that a Tory PM would give such permission? Or even that British society would accept the idea that such permission should be sought?

21 thoughts on “Isn’t that nice of him”

  1. Prime Minister ends speculation by saying celebrations with families can go ahead

    Indeed…and the number of people (not NPC’s) who might pay attention to such a pronouncement is a rounding error.

    If protesting this draconian idiocy won’t do anything then just ignoring it completely is all that’s left. Treat them with the contempt that they deserve (which is usually the same contempt they hold for us plebs anyway).

    My the 1922 Committee give BoJo a nice Christmas (or at least New Year) surprise in terms of a leadership challenge, even if of the stalking horse variety. Worked against St. Margaret of Thatcher and she was thrice the man that BoJo is.

  2. Agree! utterly disgusted with the lot of them.

    My Dad was there – albeit offshore – the experience destroyed the rest of his life and to a certain extent his families too.

    And for what?

  3. Worse yet, Johnson’s unquestioning and wholehearted embracing of the global warming scam means that his wilful destruction of the British economy to date is just a sample of what he has in store. He is a terrifying admixture of Hermann Goering, Pol Pot and Nero: a reckless, narcissistic buffoon who will lead the country to abject misery, privation and servitude.

  4. Worse yet, Johnson’s unquestioning and wholehearted embracing of the global warming scam means that his wilful destruction of the British economy to date is just a sample of what he has in store. He is a terrifying admixture of Hermann Goering, Pol Pot and Nero: a reckless, narcissistic buffoon who will lead the country to abject misery, privation and servitude.

    All for a but of cunny that’s been a Tory party tourist destination for a decade or more.

  5. Wat Daubney: ’ He is a terrifying admixture of Hermann Goering, Pol Pot and Nero..’

    It’s come to something when one looks back on May’s tenure almost with fondness…

  6. Over the years I have noticed the British culture being inculcated with a “is it allowed?” ethos. I first noticed it 25 (!) years ago when I brought home a load of user guides I’d had printed for some software I’d written. When explaining it to my lodger she asked: “are you allowed to do that?”

    Yerwot? Am I “allowed” to write a program that runs on a computer???? Am I “allowed” to document it? How can you be not “allowed” to sit at a keyboard and type at it? If the computer manufacturer didn’t want me to use their computer as a computer they shouldn’t have sold it to me in the first place. If Remmington didn’t want me to write writing they shouldn’t have sold me that typewriter.

  7. Yerwot? Am I “allowed” to write a program that runs on a computer???? Am I “allowed” to document it? How can you be not “allowed” to sit at a keyboard and type at it? If the computer manufacturer didn’t want me to use their computer as a computer they shouldn’t have sold it to me in the first place. If Remmington didn’t want me to write writing they shouldn’t have sold me that typewriter.

    To be fair, when I brought home a Diablo 630 and an HP 125 (CP/M) to print off a whole load of invitations to a seminar, the other occupants of the apartment block didn’t think I should have been allowed to disturb their peace like that!

  8. We have an invitation to visit friends on Boxing Day. I’m going to have to find out whether they plan to wear masks because if so I won’t go – simply because I know I won’t be able to make out most of what they say.

    The fact that mask wearing is a fatuous religious ritual is secondary. (Unless they expect me to wear one: that goes far beyond “fatuous”.)

    P.S. Those loonies you see driving on their own but wearing a mask – how do they keep the lenses clear? Heating? A/C?
    Killing Gaia, the bastards.

  9. “Or even that British society would accept the idea that such permission should be sought?”

    I think this is the bigger problem. We’re mostly in a bit of a libertarian bubble here and with much of our selection of friends. The government is looking at the same polls that you can that show people are terrified of the ‘rona.

    I do think that we’ve become such a death-free society under 70, that people go wild at even the slightest risk (and for people in their 20s, it’s way down in the rounding errors). There was once a time when you had a good chance of one of your kids dying from Smallpox, your wife dying in childbirth, your husband dying at work.

    It’s why religion has largely disappeared. You don’t need insurance for the afterlife when you’re 40 any longer. The CofE totally missed a trick with Covid. They could have been all “is your eternal soul ready if the ‘rona gets you” to get people back, but instead draped banners for the NHS everywhere.

    My perspective on all this is that you have roughly 50 good adult years of being fruitful: working, raising kids, partying, shagging. If you hibernate for 2 years, that’s 4% of the good life gone. If you don’t have say, a 1% chance of death, you took a bad bet. For working age people there were 8000 deaths from the ‘rona out of a population of around 40 million, and most of those were the over 55s.

  10. We have an invitation to visit friends on Boxing Day. I’m going to have to find out whether they plan to wear masks because if so I won’t go – simply because I know I won’t be able to make out most of what they say.

    Wearing a hearing aid makes this sort of thing easy. I guess shake my head and say “What?” at every sentence that spews forth from their “useless eater” mouths until the mask is removed. Surprisingly effective.

  11. Storming the Normandy beaches was all worthwhile:

    So grateful they sacrificed their lives in order to prevent millions of hostile foreigners coming here and lording it over us.

    Oh.

  12. So grateful they sacrificed their lives in order to prevent millions of hostile foreigners coming here and lording it over us.

    You could probably say the same of the Saxon invasions against the Romano-British and the Norman invasion against the Anglo-Saxons. I blame the elite who imagine they have a right to rule over us. That was as true as it was in 1944 as 1066.

  13. Thanks BoM4. You encapsulate my attitude to this precisely. I’ve now edged into my eighth decade, have organised myself a truly wonderful life & want to enjoy every minute of it I can. But I have no intention of lingering around when I no longer can. So each year of this nonsense would be abbreviating between 10 & 20% of that if I’d taken any notice of it., Which I haven’t. During the 12 weeks of last year’s total lockdown this place was the only restaurant/bar/club/disco/hotel open in the entire town. We had an absolute ball, packed every night. FK’s how we got away with it. Bars longa vita brevis!
    Maybe it’s having a total absence of religious belief. For me, death is something happens to other people. It certainly won’t affect me because I don’t expect to be around to notice. So why worry about it?

  14. It is not and never was within his purview to give or allow Christmas to happen. What needs to happen now across the UK is mass civil disobedience, but I’m not holding my breath. I’ll do as I damned well please. I don’t answer to Johnson and his cronies.

  15. What staggers me most about the whole thing is the acceptance of the nonsense reporting of “deaths with covid”. So 125 people died “with covid” – but 1600+ people die every day anyway, so statistically some of them must have covid, because there is a lot of it around. The data tell us nothing about how dangerous covid is – nothing.

  16. The CofE totally missed a trick with Covid. They could have been all “is your eternal soul ready if the ‘rona gets you” to get people back, but instead draped banners for the NHS everywhere.

    The arched bishop of Cunterbury has now said that it’s immoral to be unvaxxed; something about loving your neighbour. Medically and theologically ignorant.

  17. I’ve just been informed, Vox one of the political parties here with 52 seats in the Madrid House of Fun, has come out encouraging people to “rise up” against the Covid Passport legal requirements here.
    So it isn’t necessary for political parties to be as supine as Brit ones. FFS! Show some cajones. Even the dagos have bigger.

  18. BiS

    Over here, even the Torygraph is inching ever closer towards “maybe we should be rounding up all the Jews unvaxxed”.

    All being deliberately and unsubtly led by Johnson & Co, and despite the stuff still not being fully licensed (continuing temporary licences for emergency use – because so-called pandemic & no treatments, LOL).

    Personal anecdote is that those that have declined the offers to date, mostly originally for no particularly strong or ideological reasons, are all hardening in stance as it becomes ever clearer that all of this has bugger all to do with any pandemic. May need more popcorn.

  19. PJF

    “Cunterbury”

    Nailed it.

    Asked during an interview with ITV News At Ten if being vaccinated is a “moral issue”, the Archbishop said: “I’m going to step out on thin ice here and say, yes, I think it is.”

    If only there was a God.

    Vaccination reduces my chances – doesn’t eliminate – but it reduces my chances of getting ill and reducing my chances of getting ill reduces my chances of infecting others. It’s very simple.

    OK, so he’s talking bollocks as usual. As most here will know, for the last two/three months or so the UKHSA (simply using their own raw data) has been showing negative efficacy on that score. Not just a leaky vaccine but negative efficacy, ie the vaxxed appear to be getting/spreading this more than the unvaxxed.

    Boosters may now partially be helping to remedy that, but I can’t see too much effort by our payroll scientists to attempt (at least transparently) to understand what should be a very worrying anomaly.

  20. We had new restrictions announced last Friday and then more on Tuesday, interestingly at our morning meeting people were complaining publicly for the first time, once again I think the polls and the politicians are behind the curve.
    Much was made of how they are effectively telling everyone the vaccines were a waste of time and that the messaging is awful.

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