Lockdowns – Enough! Millions Need To Take To The Streets – Broadcaster…editor
Note: the video originally posted here, featuring Carol McGiffin, mentioned below, has been removed from YouTube…
Any time I’ve heard her on the subject of Covid-19 and all that goes with it, Carol McGiffin is always clear-thinking and straight to the point. She’s absolutely right to say that unless people take to the streets in millions, we’ll be living like this indefinitely. In fact, that’s the very word which has featured often in the Boris & Nicola Show – “indefinitely”… We won’t be returning to the old normal…. we need to get used to the “new normal”. And I’m sure the same is true about Wales and the North of Ireland. I just never hear those comedy sketches. It looks very much like, well, if we want to have our God-given (not Government-given) rights and freedoms back, we are going to have to do something drastic. We’re going to have to rebel, whether individually, or, as Carol says, in our millions on the streets of the UK. It may be that we come to see that this is our Christian duty, that we have a moral obligation to protest the totalitarianism under which we are currently living. I think she’s on the button there.
However, when reflecting on the “why” – why does the Government continue with the same failed (and ridiculous) lockdowns and restrictions when they clearly don’t work – Carol (and interviewer, Kevin) draw the same conclusion as all the other commentators: the received wisdom seems to be that it’s because the politicians have boxed themselves into a corner and can’t find a way of getting out of the situation… they’re committed to lockdowns whether or not they work, because the politicians don’t want to lose face. I think this is totally false. They’re brazen – these scoundrels don’t give a toss about “losing face”…
Politicians getting themselves out of awkward situations, doing “u-turns” – albeit dressed up to not look like u-turns – is part and parcel of being a politician. They lie for a living. It’s nothing to them to change course. That is not the reason for their persistence. Watch any episode of ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ or ‘House of Cards’ to refresh your memory. No, that’s not it. They have tried and tested ways of changing course and getting away with it – they’ve literally made a career out of doing just that. So, why are they continuing with the same old, same old, ridiculous and failed policies?
As I’ve opined many times on this blog, I believe it’s because there’s big money involved. In the above interview, there’s no mention of The Great Reset, brainchild of the World Economic Forum, much less one of their major slogans, “You’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy about it”; no mention either of the claim from the President of Belarus that he refused a bribe to introduce lockdowns in his country. No mention at all.
So, disappointingly, even the more savvy of the broadcasters in today’s heavily censored media climate, still don’t get it. Or maybe they do and they’re not allowed to say so on air. If so, they’re not being honest by continuing to peddle the lie that suddenly our political masters are just a tad too shy and embarrassed to admit that they made some mistakes in imposing lockdowns, destroying the economy, leaving patients without necessary treatments and operations for the purpose of allowing the NHS to focus on those with Covid symptoms, and too bad about the dramatic increase in suicides as a result of depression, job losses and a combination of the above. Doesn’t make sense to me. There’s money being handed down from those in high – if very dark – places. That’s my considered opinion… What about you?
“…the politicians don’t want to lose face.”
“Which face are you referring to?” he said with tongue planted firmly in cheek. So many to choose from…
I think you are spot on (now where have I heard that expression before?) about the bribe money, and btw where is Wikileaks when we need them?
But remember our old friend, “fear”? I believe there is fear involved amongst these corrupt puppets of the elites, not just among the populace whom the elites have brainwashed with their fake statistics. Fear, that is, of having taken the money and not obeying the narrative. “Nice career/home/family you’ve got there. Too bad if something should happen to them…”
In other words, the NWO oligarchy is held together not only by money, but by fear. But they’d better start fearing the wrath of the people, if they know what’s good for them. I’d love to see the insider smirks wiped off their faces.
I also agree about the bribes. It’s the only way to explain why they are sticking to refusing to let us go back to normal life when it’s obvious that the pandemic is over. Dr Mike Yeadon is one of the doctors who says it was over in June. There’s a lot more to this than meets the eye, and bribery is the only explanation IMHO.
It’s shady dealings, there’s no doubt about it.
I agree about the “losing face” – that’s a nonsense. I also agree abut the fear, it must weigh heavily on people who become corrupt, as the chances of them being exposed at some point is real.
I also wonder how deep the corruption is. I watch the police brutalising people on the streets during protests and I wonder if there has been a blanket payment across the board for all those on the “front line” in public services, especially the police, to keep them obedient. This is one example from Liverpool a couple of weeks ago and I just don’t believe it’s about saving lives from the virus. The police don’t see bothered that they might catch it! This is evidence of a police state IMHO, we are being silenced and stopped from public protests. It’s totally anti-democratic.
I’m not one who supports popular uprisings, most of which historically are revolutionary in nature. On this occasion, however, I think the populations of all suppressed nations will have to rise up if they wish to free themselves from this new totalitarianism being foisted on them by their leaders, all Beijing puppets, in the name of an orchestrated pandemic. There are times when a fight back in justified and dutiful – this is one such time. I think the longer this goes on the more angry people will become, especially as jobs and futures vanish for a generation, and then all hell will let loose. I can see it coming unless Almighty God intervenes first to end the evil.
You took the words out of my mouth – I hate protesting and I wouldn’t be one to go onto the streets for any cause, really, but if it’s a case of doing that or living unfree for the rest of my life, I’ll go onto the streets. What I seriously doubt is that millions will go. I think most people are just doing the “British stiff upper lip” thing and putting up with the restrictions for the sake of saving themselves and other people from dying of Covid. The fearmongering has really worked.
Exactly! Athanasius does take the words out your mouth, and me also. Like you I am not one for going out onto the streets, but, if needs must, I will. How many would go out is debateable. Probably too few. Hopefully things are beginning to change on that matter, I hope it be a matter of IF ONLY.
From Michael Matt reporting on the World Economic Conference held this week – Am I wrong in thinking that Pope Francis hosted this one? Or was the Pope more than happy to APPROVE of it.
Yes, somehow by the Grace of God a stance needs to be made against the Great Reset. And the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is the one thing that has to be done. How Many more Rosaries, sacrifices and most of all Masses offered up for that Intention.
Pope Francis seems to have hosted it, they’re calling it the Economy of Francesco – he’s an expert in economics now, as well as a climate change expert, LOL! Michael Matt’s latest video is on this topic and it’s excellent. He shows how the Vatican II experiment was “the great reset” of the Church.
Josephine as you say at first the Economy of The Man Who Would Be Pope . God forgive me if am wrong but am sorry I just find it hard to even say the Guys Name . It’s all about GREED . Am in no way saying am perfect and ad rather have a full plate than an Empty one . But these Globalists give me The Boak Especially that smug Sachs who seems to be taking the Baton off of Soros. This Morning I awoke early and started to read a Site called . Catholic Bible 101 . Probably most on here have come across it but it’s only in the Last Month I have . Anyhow theirs a great Quote I came across from G K . Chesterton .
If You Want To Know What God Thinks Of Money. Just Have A Look At The People He Gave It To .
I usually watch all of The Remnant Videos through to The End but IF and I mean a Big IF their is a More Evil Woman Than Mrs Willie Brown in Politics In The World. Av never seen her . I couldn’t watch or listen to that ,well we all know what She is .I actually thought that their couldn’t be one worse than The Hilderbeast . Her Cackkle in The Senate when She was being quizzed on Benghazi was an Evil Site to watch . I suspect many on Here seen it when She more or less Laughed at the Death of the American Diplomats . But it seems as if Mrs Willie Brown will go a Much Bigger Step Forward and Murder Babies After they have been born and will do so Eagarly and with Gusto.
I’ve never been on a protest about anything in my life but I would definitely join an anti-Covid protest. There’s nothing else we can do. If we wait much longer, we’ll be like the students in China who protested a few years ago and ended up in a massacre – that was back in the 80’s and you don’t hear of any protests in China after that, or at least I don’t know of any. So, we would need to act soon if we are to stop this oppressive government behaviour going any further.
We should maybe pray to St Thomas More to intercede for us to get the grace and courage he showed when he stood up to Henry VIII.
I was reading Teachers Blogs and lots of them want to go on Strike, with Full Pay of course. One Teacher especially I was Blogging with said ” No one should have to risk their Lives when going to Work ” I said to Her that I regularly on construction Sites risked my Life by working up 60 Ft and more which was before The Health and Safety Brigade got on board . One day in Clydebridge Steelworks we were working above and on Crane Rails when one Industrial Painter sat down for a Rest . One Crane bumped another one along The Rails and He had Both His Legs cut off . This was one of many incidents I could mention. Of course a Scaffold has now to be erected around a Property which takes Say 2 Days to put up and 2 Days to take down to adjust a TV Aerial that take 10 Minutes. I agree that these restrictions of our Freedoms Especially in the case of Going to Mass Etc is out of Order .But if ONE good thing has come from all of this Chinese Corona Fabricated Virus. It’s that when our Children weren’t going to School they didn’t have First Hand of the LGBTQ2WXYZ. Indoctrination and lots especially Transgender Enquiries went down in numbers . of course I know that this can and does be done over The Internet. The most disappointing thing is these Mealy Mouthed Bishops and Cardinals Especially spending nice winter days all cosied up in their Mansions. With Servants of course. One never knows Maybe they’ll come up for Air and lead the Freedom Cause. Surely their has to be ONE good Catholic amongst them . But then again they can always use the Excuse that their only doing as The Boss Does .
There may be two protests on the horizon for Catholic, one demanding a restoration of our freedom and civil liberties, the other demanding that prelates in the Church investigate how this man Bergoglio came to be elected Pope when he is clearly a Communist. What truly went on during that Conclave process and what part did the “St. Gallen group” actually play in it. Time for answers on both counts!
As regards protesting the Covid-19 fraud, I think the financial impact of the scam will bring many people on to the streets who would otherwise never think of demonstrating publicly. The country is heading towards bankruptcy and real poverty, that’s always a primer for mass demonstrations and the fall of governments. Add in the element of educated citizens who have done their own research on the virus and you have that extra dimension of angry citizens who see Beijing’s hand in this “Great Reset”. There will be many government leaders standing trial for treason in the not too distant future!
This Great Reset scenario is starting to remind me somewhat of the old Disney movie Fantasia, where the sorcerer’s apprentice (who I believe was Mickey Mouse), imitating his master, casts a spell on the broom to carry water for him but then can’t control or stop the resulting flood.
These satanists are just like Mickey: they live totally removed from reality, inflated themselves to the point of delusion and depravity with their unimaginable wealth and power, and have clumsily cast their spell over humanity. Now they will find that they can’t control the flood they’ve precipitated, and it will take the Master – i.e. Our Lord – to restore order.
(I’d wager that Lucifer, the puppet-master of all these globalist ghouls, didn’t forsee the consequences of his rebellion either…)
On the subject of protests, I have some limited experience, having naively gone to one during my freshman year of college. It was a protest to “get ROTC off campus” – ROTC being the Reserve Officer Training Corps. This was a favorite target of leftists rabble-rousers like “Rev.” Jesse Jackson, who also militated to get rid of History of Western Civilization courses. The Communists always have the same goals.
So we sat in a hallway of a building we had “occupied” for a couple of hours, looked at each other waiting for something to happen, and finally went back to our dorms. The university, it turns out, took pictures of everyone and sent them to our parents! My stepfather’s reaction was to threaten to pull the financial plug on my college education…
So much for social justice stupidity and young idealistic hormones. In the present situation, however, there is a dire threat, not a fake one, hanging over our heads, and so perhaps the Catholic teaching of “just war” could also apply to “just protests.”
I agree with everything you say, though I would clarify that today’s “just protests” are actually a “just war” against treasonous despots trying to steal people’s freedom by stealth. There is no distinction between what they’re attempting with the Covid con and what Hitler attempted with his war machine, i.e. to supplant democracy with godless totalitarianism.
I agree, there is a war being waged against us, on many levels, starting with a global psy-op. Hitler would be drooling with envy at the scope of this attack,
Speaking of Hitler, I couldn’t resist:
Couldn’t agree more with you on the St Gallen Mob as ad rather prefer to call them . Also and as we now know this Man who would Be Pope has probably never ever been a Catholic, at best he is an out and out Marxist or as you probably say ( and its looking more and more) that He is a Communist . Also a question that av never seen asked, really now also has to be asked . Lets just give him a little bit of the Doubt and Say . Is He or isn’t He . His terrible lack of support to Cardinal Pell an obvious innocent man . And his tremendous support ,as far as I can see of the obvious Guilty Man McCarrick, plus his very Public little Tit a Tat with Jimmy Martin . Makes at least me ask the question for we also know of His unwavering support for the Alphabet People. One other thing that there is no doubt about ,He is a Very Narcissistic Person .
Faith of our Fathers,
I definitely think this pope is openly Marxist now – imagine having an economy conference! That is just unbelievable. His heart is in worldly things, not the faith.
I found these “principles of just war”:
Just Cause – There must be real, lasting, grave and certain damage inflicted by an aggressor on a nation or community of nations;
Legitimate Authority – The right to declare a war belongs to the people who legitimately represent the people of a certain nation;
Comparative Justice – The rights and values involved in the conflict must be important enough to justify killing;
Right Intention – The war must be waged with a commitment to post-war reconciliation and peace, not personal gain;
Probability of Success – The odds of success should be compared to the likely cost of human life;
Proportionality – The damage and costs of the war should be proportionate to the good expected;
Last Resort – All peaceful efforts have been tried and exhausted before entering into war.
Standards to follow in fighting:
Immunity of Noncombatants – Civilians may not be the object of direct attack.
Proportionality – Only the minimum force necessary to obtain military objectives is used.
Right Intention – Leaders must keep in mind that only peace and justice is the aim of war.
Well, folks, I’m wondering what is going on in the area of “protests” – and by “area” I specifically mean London. Aware that there was a large protest in London today, I tuned into YouTube and, sure enough, there I found it live and peaceful. Suddenly, it went off air with a note that livestream would continue shortly. It never did return (the film maker is “Ruptly” about whom I know zippo). Anyway, the livestream never did return, so I came here to report the apparent censorship only to remember that RT may have had cameras at the scene, and so it came to pass… The videos are embedded in this report from the RT website – I can find nothing on YouTube, surprise, no surprise…
Listen, this kind of policing doesn’t add up. If the objective is to prevent the spread of a virus, and people in large numbers object, then the logical response has to be, surely: “so be it”. The rules are there for guidance; making them laws with this kind of enforcement, turns us immediately into a police state and there isn’t a virus in the world (or in the air) which justifies that. The Government(s) need to accept that we are not going to comply with these ridiculous rules. Alternatively, they need to convince us that the kind of policing going on at these peaceful protests is really the best way to “save lives”…
Earlier, I was speaking with a friend who had tried to make a hairdressing appointment today and met with a succession of answering machines nicely offering to ring her back – she has no idea to which “tier” her area has been assigned, and so no idea which businesses are “allowed” to open and which have been instructed to close.
Snap! I don’t want to know, either – my personal decision is to do what I can when I can without checking with the authorities. I am not giving them any recognition – that’s to match the respect I (don’t) have for any of them.
As for my own hair “situation” – I’m well and truly overdue a visit to the hairdresser but my family tell me, shock horror, that it’s a huge improvement on the way it was before lockdown – and with that I’ve cut all ties with the lot of them 😀
All joking aside, allow me to emphasise that the scenes in those videos at RT, with the police actually breaking through barriers to make arrests “in the name of the Covid restrictions” should be a warning to us all – not, that is, to refuse to attend a protest, but to realise that we are now living in a police state.
No protests in Scotland, of which I am aware – but we’ve been groomed in left wing politics and acceptance of authoritarian rule for a long time now. That’s the only way I can explain the widespread compliance and lack of public protests. Indeed, the SNP is now confident enough to call for a second referendum on independence. Yeah right…
Those videos are dreadful and they show that the government is determined to clamp down on any opposition to their stupid rules.
I notice that at the end of the RT report it says there have been nearly 1.6 million Covid-19 cases in the UK, as well as more than 57,000 deaths.
But this is out of a population of around 68 million! It’s hardly anything to worry about never mind turn us into a police state over. I don’t mean to trivialise the deaths of those who has passed away or those who have survived Covid, I believe it’s a horrible flu, but the numbers do not stack up against the draconian actions. Both the government and the police are OTT on this, definitely.
If the fake cover story, i.e. to “stop the spread of the virus,” is the objective, then you’re right, it doesn’t add up. However, if the objective all along was to establish a police state under the guise of a health pandemic, then it does add up,
I hope people all over the UK, Europe and the USA start doing some serious “adding up,” as of yesterday if not sooner.
Meanwhile, it appears that Fox News has completely turned to the dark side. I was at the gym this afternoon in front of a monitor that had Fox News on, and a reporter came on with a headline that said “President-Elect Biden makes more cabinet choices.”
May God reward them.
I’m finding that people are, indeed, beginning to “add up” but the fear is now very deep-rooted. There are some who hate wearing a mask but fear being told off by others and/or fined for not wearing it.
I haven’t checked for a while, but when I did check back at the start of the mask wearing phase, I noticed that one of the exemptions on the website of the Scottish Government was (probably IS) “if wearing a mask would cause undue anxiety”.
Personally, I think the majority of people would experience anxiety at the thought of irreversible brain damage manifesting itself a few years hence…
We discussed that matter on this blog in October at the following link
Thus, anyone who does not wish to risk brain damage has an exemption.
And note, folks… Nobody is required to explain why they are not wearing a mask. At most, all we need to say is that we have an exemption. This morning, I had a chat with one person who responded to this information by saying that he would go to his doctor for a letter, but (as I explained) the Government has explicitly ruled out doctors giving letters – doctors have been told not to do that. There is no need. Nobody should ask why we are not wearing a mask and if an authorised person (for business reasons) does ask, then they are obliged to accept our word that we have an exemption. End of conversation.
If asked by an authorised person, e.g. a shop assistant why I’m not wearing a mask my own practice is to explain that I am exempt, but – I add – that is not why I am not wearing a mask; I wouldn’t be wearing one anyway because I don’t want to wear one….I am putting up a fight to keep my freedom…
As for any unauthorised nosey parker who dared to challenge me, let’s hope being handcuffed is not as painful as it looks….
I forgot to say that I’m missing Francescomarta, didn’t he/she used to bring us first hand reports about protests in London?
Yes he/she did. Where is he/she now?
Lily and Helen,
I don’t think it’s very long since FM posted – I’m sure he’s just busy; he’ll not have abandoned us, o ye of little faith 😀
I hope he didn’t get arrested in London!
I hope not – and if (please God, no) he has caught the virus, I sincerely hope he doesn’t identify this blog to the track & trace brigade!
This is interesting – a view from Australia about the London protests and the situation in Covid UK generally…. The UK Government response is described as “despicable” – agreed!
” I sincerely hope he doesn’t identify this blog to the track & trace brigade! ”
Why, are Govt now saying you can catch the bug over the internet?!!!!!!!
I wouldn’t be surprised. I saw a road sign in Glasgow a few weeks back, which read “New road layout for socially distanced cars”
Could you, I mean, COULD you, make this stuff up?
Priceless, if a bit too close to the truth for comfort.
Here’s some more light relief – your former President, Ronald Reagan, describing life under Communism… My favourite is the “10 year delay…”
I think I may have mentioned this the other day, though can’t remember if I posted a link to the story. It’s now on several trustworthy websites and appears to be true. The Communist iron fist is ready to fall on what remains of free speech.
I’m also wondering if China is planning a military strike in the USA – this BBC report is from 2018 but I can’t see them backtracking now.
I think the Chinese are much too devious to attempt a direct military strike against the USA. In fact, they’ve already perpetrated their alternative strike: the Kung Flu virus, well-prepared by their control of the WHO, along with extensive bribes to a wide range of politicians and institutions to gain influence.
Their role in the current election vote manipulation scandal will soon be revealed as well.
We are undergoing a war. Or as John Rao in his article says a War in hell.
Your post is succinct and I agree with you,
Thank you for that link – I’ll read it later. Around 2040 at the rate I’m getting through my workload 😀
I wonder if the next “strike” is the vaccine. I heard a conversation on Radio Scotland yesterday where a Government minister emphasised, in response to a question, that the vaccine would definitely not be made mandatory by the Government. Momentary pause before he added that, of course, if we want to live a “normal” life (did not specify “old” or “new” normal but we can now take that for granted) then we would be well advised to take the vaccine. In the rest of the conversation it became clear that the blame for “mandatory” is being shifted to business – if we want to travel etc. then THAT business may well require proof of vaccination.
There are actually numpties in our totally brainwashed population who will then be demanding to see our Vaccination Certificate just in case the bus driver or whoever missed us as we slipped through the net. Gimme patience…
On a quite different note, here is a very interesting take on the Coronavirus vaccine
That’s just so devious, to say the government won’t make vaccines mandatory and then say in the next breath that you won’t be able to live a normal or full life without one. That’s making it mandatory!
If anything would make me determined not to to have this vaccine (as if I’d ever be tempted to take it when it’s such a rush job) it would be that mentality of forcing me into having it or else you won’t be able to travel etc. Politicians are just so untruthful, so devious, it’s beyond belief.
Corporations have proven quite useful in implementing “the agenda” since the scam-demic began. Grocery stores, department stores, hardware stores, pet food stores, banks, restaurant chains, gyms – you name it, even small business establishments – are the ones enforcing these unconstitutional decrees, not governmental police forces or inspectors. All of them have their warning signs up at entrances or on front windows, all of them will refuse you entry without a mask (allegedly).
Given that track record, I’m sure they will also be enforcing vaccination, though the digital vaccine certification readers are probably not quite ready.
I’m sure Bill Gates is drooling with philanthropic glee at the prospect of profits from billions of vaccine orders.
(BTW, Tucker Carlson is attempting to redeem himself with a direct attack against Fauci. See Breitbart).
Here’s a nasty case of entrapment to put a small business (pub in London) out of business. Might be worth trying on some of those big corporations… Oops! Silly me – no politician, local or national, would even think of doing that… I’m appalled at this – and I don’t even drink (honest!)
Entrapment is a standard government inspector trick. A few years ago a fellow in my parish who rents out apartments got a phone call from someone pretending to be a prospective renter. The owner’s rules are “no pets allowed.” The caller said he had a companion dog (or seeing eye, I forget which), could he still rent. After he was told no, the caller turned out to be a HUD inspector who fined the owner for “breaking the law” – which allows companion dogs.
(HUD is the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development – Federal agency)
Regarding my other post about the complicity of the corporate world with mask-wearing, and soon to be vaccination requirements, I meant to add that the LGBTWhatever crowd has given them quite a bit of practice. That is, during “Pride Month” over here (June), major grocery stores, banks, large retailers, etc. all display LGBTW propaganda, including videos, rainbow paraphernalia, signs and the like.
It would have been good if the pub owner had photographed the rats who entrapped him, then circulated it on Twitter. A motorist filmed an aggressive arrogant and incompetent policeman getting in a twist and making a fool of himself, posted it on Twitter and there were a million viewings.
Agree with editor that politicians are criminals and traitors.and big money behind it. Oh well when they die they cant take it with them, and they will face judgment……
“Agree with editor” – my favourite words on this blog 😀 “Editor, you are right…” is a close second 😀
There’s a vote in Westminster today to bring in another lockdown tomorrow. The cowardly Labour side (joke opposition) is abstaining, so this will go through. Nicola Sturgeon is also going to announce more restrictions today.
There isn’t going to be any end to this. That’s obvious. It doesn’t matter that the death numbers are going down and that the “experts” have been wrong all along, this is our “new normal”.
We did hear it first on this blog, so we can’t be surprised.
I’m trying to post the report just out from Simon Dolan of Keep Britain Free. If this fails, It will surely be available somewhere online.
That makes depressing reading. Interesting, surely, that the Court of Appeal has ruled that on the wording of the 1984 statute, the Government does have the power to impose measures against the whole population as it has been doing. I find the date – 1984 – of interest given George Orwell’s novel of that name which is proving to be a tad prophetic…
I admire the Keep Britain Free group for their efforts but I do not think, not for a second, that any court will find in their favour against the Government on this. I sincerely hope that I’m wrong. After all, there is a first time for everything 😀
There will literally have to be an uprising by millions to put a stop to this – these politicians are criminals, treasonous individuals selling our freedom out to Beijing and the NWO. Covid-19 is clearly now the scam of the ages, the worst crime ever perpetrated on humanity and people will have to rise up to stop it. Any such uprising would be justified given the evil it would be rising against. I see more and more people opening their eyes to this – there will be a massive backlash eventually.
I agree – and there just don’t seem to be millions objecting to this wholesale imprisonment and supervision of the population. In fact, it was easier for the ancient Hebrews to get out of their captivity in Babylon, than it’s proving for us to get out of these never-ending lockdowns.
!There’s money being handed down from those in high – if very dark – places. That’s my considered opinion… What about you? ” I agree entirely.
I agree with you agreeing with me. It makes me want to sing!
The latest news from the Keep Britain Free campaign is not good – here is the round robin email sent from Simon, who heads the campaign, to supporters today…
I am extremely disappointed to let you know that this week the Supreme Court has decided to refuse to hear our appeal relating to a Judicial Review into lockdown.
The Supreme Court’s decision means that unelected Judges have set a precedent which now makes it all but impossible to challenge the Government’s use of the Public Health Act 1984 to trample over Civil Liberties and to emasculate Parliament in the process.
By not allowing the Appeal to go ahead, this puts a protective shield around Ministers and gives them a free run to lock up people in their homes using the Act, without having to worry any more that their actions in using the Act like this are illegal. This is a chilling development which should not be underestimated.
The Government’s ruthless use of the 1984 Act is an effective destruction of democratic process on behalf of the public around the lockdowns we have suffered and any that may happen again in the future. Although lately there has been some pushback from MPs, the decision of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal gives the Government more power than it should rightfully have.
It threatens even to rip up the rights protected by the Magna Carta – the basic premise of you being free unless it is specifically unlawful has now effectively been changed, meaning that you now have to have the Govt’s permission to do literally anything. This goes against 800+ years of legal principle.
By criticising us for having a ‘Rolling Judicial Review’ case, it means that when a Govt in future uses these emergency powers, provided that they change the regulations every time they are challenged, they can keep avoiding the very mechanism – Judicial Review – that is there to provide a vital check and balance under the UK’s unwritten constitution. It is ironic that in July of this year, the Government launched a wide ranging review into the scope of judicial Review chaired by Lord Faulks QC which has yet to publish its recommendations.
Equally disturbing is how the lockdown Judicial Review cases have found a lack of willingness from the Courts to challenge Government; Judges have said all along “It isn’t the place of the Court to get involved in politics”. They didn’t make that claim when the Brexit case was going.
From the first directions order made in the Judicial Review claim, it was clear that our unelected judges were entirely dismissive of the notion that we should be able to protect rights in the midst of a Pandemic, or that the Government’s actions could in any way be disproportionate or illegal in terms of the real situation being faced.
No one is disputing the impact on public health as a result of the novel Coronavirus, but far more so the Government’s handling of it, however, I do not feel the judges engaged at all with the key points or the 1,200 pages of evidence that was submitted as part of the case. The judgments and judicial comments made throughout are strongly suggestive of an unwillingness to look at the evidence and to depart from a high level “media” view of the pandemic. This suggests the Courts have not taken the opportunity to scrutinise key statistics and facts around the case, effectively waving away vital points around misleading data being used to justify lockdowns and impose further restrictions.
While scrutinising this type of data was seen as almost being unholy in March, April and May of 2020, this case, the Dodgy Dossier and the recently and very quietly amended ONS stats used to impose Lockdown 2 on the nation, has shown that, as a seemingly democratic society, it is vital that we do scrutinise what we are being told and that we continue to do so. The Government has used data to terrify the nation into compliance over a virus from which, in the words of the Government’s own medical officers, the vast majority people recover from and many do not even show symptoms of having.
While the Supreme Court decision is a bitter blow, this fight on this particular action has not been in vain! We have scored many victories and helped give a platform to tens of thousands of people who felt their voices were unheard. We forced SAGE to produce its minutes, got the Government to concede it had not lawfully shut schools, and lit the fire on scrutinising data and information.
What started for me as a personal crusade against this Government and their shocking ineptitude quickly turned into a campaign for everyone. Many of those supporters have shared the devastating personal effect lockdown had and will continue to have on their lives. I want to say a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for stepping up and joining the fight. Your support has been hugely appreciated.
We started Keep Britain Free to protect the basic freedoms of everyone living in the UK and it has become one of the fastest growing pressure groups in the UK, with thousands of you joining together to fight creeping totalitarianism. Our legal challenge has become one of the largest crowdfunded cases in UK legal history. We have raised over £416,000 from 14,000 pledges – people from all different walks of life from every corner of the UK. This shows the strength of feeling out there for this ongoing battle.
Whilst the Supreme Court decision is far from the outcome we were fighting for, our campaign has been vital in giving individuals up and down the country hope during an unprecedented time and in challenging a Government that was simply ruling by decree without any scrutiny. We also believe our findings and evidence, while not considered properly by the judges, will be of use in the inevitable public inquires which will follow and will help history judge the PM, Matt Hancock and their advisers in the light that they deserve.
Our fight continues and as ever, I will keep you posted on developments!
I have to admit, it makes sense to me that the Government(s) would make sure that they had the Judges in their pockets before embarking on such a major experiment, what amounts to a total change in our method of governance – moving from alleged democracy to totalitarianism, that is, rule by decree methodology. Whatever the cover-story, the courts will never go against the Government in something so important. The Government will have made sure that it is not in their “best interests” to do so…
We’re seeing exactly the same thing happening in the USA where court after court is dismissing the suits being filed to challenge the patently obviously election frauds. One Judge (reported today – well, over here, probably yesterday in the USA) wouldn’t even let the plaintiffs present their argument. This is corruption reaching right up to the highest levels.
Some will argue that it’s impossible but I just repeat the old adage, if you’re going to tell a lie, make it a big one. Those are the lies that work.
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