Covid-Christmas: Politicians Panic As Power-hungry Media Puts Pressure To Tighten Rules…

Covid-Christmas: Politicians Panic As Power-hungry Media Puts Pressure To Tighten Rules…


It’s truly terrifying to watch the the way the (entirely contrived) fear of “the virus” is continuing to be peddled by media hacks and career politicians like Keir Starmer, as evidenced in the above news clip. None of these people have lost a day’s pay, remember, while many small business owners and employees are struggling and may lose their livelihoods.  Remember, Kay Burley, and several other Sky News employees were caught breaking the Covid rules but lest you imagine that they were slapped with the same huge fines that the rest of us land in similar circumstances, think again; they’ve been suspended for a few months on – wait for this – full pay. That is, they’ve been sent off on holiday.  Laugh? I thought I’d never start.

I’m certainly not laughing at the threat to remove the “Christmas carrot”…  Having dangled the carrot of a few days of relative freedom over Christmas, there is every chance now that this will not happen, or, at least, that the restrictions will be tightened to make a show of being “responsible”  – when, in fact, both the political class and the media are wholly irresponsible, lying to us about this horrible, but certainly not deadly, virus.  “Surges”?  “Spikes” – I’m still waiting, almost one year on, to meet anyone who has been diagnosed with this virus, and I’m still waiting, almost one year on, to meet anyone else who has met someone diagnosed with it.  So, gimme a break. We’re not ALL stupid.  Last time I checked, the figures showed that of those who DO get his blankety blank virus, the majority – 99.97% – recover. That’s the only number that counts… The top cause of death in the UK is heart disease – are we all to be fitted with pacemakers?  Gerragrip.  This wasn’t a pandemic last March and it’s not a pandemic now.  

Yet, people are saying things like “I wonder what we’ll be allowed to do” [over Christmas];  that is worrying.  It demonstrates how quickly and easily the population has slipped into totalitarianism, accepting that the Government has the right to tell us what to do in our personal and religious lives.  Should we check with our MP or MSP to make sure it’s OK to go to church at Christmas?  Leave out a snack for Santa?   Yeah right.  As Sir Desmond Swayne MP said on the floor of the House of Commons a couple of weeks ago: this is a very dangerous lesson to give the Government; that they only have to snap their fingers and we will give up our freedoms with nothing more than a shrug of the shoulders. 

For pity’s sake, fellow Scots, English, Welsh and Irish, find some backbone and fight back against this tyranny. 

I will spend Christmas as I choose.  What about you?  

Comments (37)

  • editor

    Well, good news – already, today, some protesters are out on the streets in London – this is the only clip I can find, but hopefully there will be longer clips available soon…

    December 16, 2020 at 12:30 am
  • Lily

    Lockdown Sceptics is commenting about this, with a cartoon to show how ridiculous it all is

    December 16, 2020 at 11:20 am
    • Catherine


      I read that article at Lockdown Sceptics and see that one person is quoted as saying you don’t need to be a conspiracy theorist to know that the government is withholding important information from us.

      Some day, all this will come out and then there will be a reckoning for all those who have imposed these lockdowns and caused so much unnecessary suffering.

      December 16, 2020 at 7:07 pm
  • Elizabeth

    Well Editor, I and nine other members of my close family have all had Covid in the last few weeks! So now you know someone! One of my sons was very seriously ill in hospital on CPAP and we were very worried, but thank God he is now making a full recovery. For the rest of us it was a mix of fevers, aching joints, cough, and loss of sense of smell but not seriously. We have all recovered. My husband got no symptoms so we have told him that when we all meet up for Christmas he will have his lunch in the garden shed!!

    December 16, 2020 at 1:57 pm
    • RCAVictor


      Could you share with us what sort of medication they used to treat your son? Also, how did your other family members medicate themselves?

      December 16, 2020 at 3:34 pm
      • Elizabeth

        RCA victor, as far as I know he was treated with antibiotics for the pneumonia and dexamethasone. He also had some antiviral meds but I’m not sure which. The rest of the family only took mild meds such a paracetamol or ibuprofen. Hope that answers your question?

        December 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm
      • editor

        Well, Elizabeth,

        You’ve answered mine, so to speak, or rather you’ve confirmed that I am not “off the wall” in my decision… which is that…

        Were I to find myself suffering the “Covid-19 symptoms”, I will treat them as I always treat any cold and/or flu symptoms – straight to bed with some paracetamol and some hot lemonade…

        I believe one of my many nephews probably did have Covid way back in December 2019 when (his mother rang to tell me) he had “a really bad bout of flu”. It lasted for three weeks and he told me recently that he really did think he was going to die. Having had terribly bad bouts of flu over the years, I can only imagine that he was, indeed, very ill – in the end, I gave up waiting for him to recover and went to visit. I was in his very sick presence for several hours and did not become infected, nor did his siblings, with whom he lives.

        I’m sorry to learn that you’ve had Covid, Elizabeth, but I hope you’re not thinking of making THAT an excuse for absenting yourself from the blog… ?*! 😀

        Everybody, but everybody is using this virus as an excuse for something–math-cartoons-math-jokes.jpg

        December 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Your flu treatment regimen is missing something: dark chocolate – it’s an anti-inflammatory, you know…

        December 16, 2020 at 8:59 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        ALL chocolate is a miracle cure!

        December 16, 2020 at 10:30 pm
      • Eileenanne

        Like you , Editor, I will spend Christmas doing exactly as I choose, which means I will choose to minimise contact with others, charitably doing my best not to infect my loved ones with a potentially serious illness. It’s the only decent and Christian thing to do, isn’t it?

        December 18, 2020 at 8:40 am
      • editor


        It’s been a very long time since you visited us, and reading your opening words, I thought that, at last, you were here to make a positive and friendly contribution – hostility gone. Not the case, clearly. Old habits die hard.

        I would agree with you but for the fact that “the virus” is not “potentially serious” for the majority of the population. You’ll know which virus I mean – the annual flu virus has virtually disappeared and there are no other illnesses around. Goodness, who’d believe that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the UK? I take it you’ll be having a pacemaker fitted?

        Anyway, as I was saying, I would agree with you if “the virus” were a deadly threat, as it is being portrayed. But, on the contrary, if almost everyone who becomes infected recovers, and If a mother of 12 and grandmother of umpteen children, can recover at the over-ripe age of 120 years, I’m happy to take my chances.

        However, since I believe in the right to our personal freedom, I am happy for you to minimise contact with others if that is what you wish to do, and since I recall that false charity is one of your “virtues” in just about every imaginable context, I can see your rationale.

        I’m curious to know if that rationale will extend to (non) attendance at Mass or are you permitted to publicly worship God on that great Feast – rhetorical question, you’ll do whatever the Government tells you, I’m sure, as a conscientiously compliant servant of the Covid-Con.

        Happy Isolated Christmas, then, when the time comes!

        December 18, 2020 at 10:25 am
      • Eileenanne


        You are quite right about it being a long time since I participated here. I used to frequent the Blog often, but lost interest when it became largely about politics, often American politics, and much less about Catholic Truth. I have continued to pop back occasionally in case anything changed, and your assertion that you would celebrate Christmas in a manner of your own choosing caught my eye.

        In your response you say:

        ” “the virus” is not “potentially serious” for the majority of the population.”

        Probably that is true, but don’t you care about those for whom it DOES represent a serious threat? Elderly people and those with underlying health conditions that make them more vulnerable? I do. I have people in both those categories in my circle as do most people, and I am happy to do what it takes to protect them.

        “the annual flu virus has virtually disappeared ”

        It looks as if there isn’t much of it, but we are barely into the time of year when it is usually most prevalent and this year many more people have been vaccinated. It is also obvious that the additional hand washing and sanitising most people have been practising, along with a reduction in indoor social contact will greatly reduce the number of flu cases this year. Taken together, it would be surprising if these measures did NOT lead to seasonal flu being less prevalent this year.

        I will be going to Mass at Christmas as I have done every Sunday since Churches reopened.

        I will spend Christmas Day with a smaller number of family members and for a shorter length of time than usual. I won’t be seeing other groups of family and friends whom I would normally see around Christmas.

        What are you doing Editor? Are you hosting or attending a gathering of more than eight people from a maximum of three households? In other words, are you deliberately flouting the government’s guidelines? Or are you celebrating WITHIN the guidelines, either because what you usually do or want to do, or what your family and friends are willing to do falls, coincidentally, within said guidelines?

        December 18, 2020 at 2:44 pm
      • Lily

        I can’t believe you are being serious – this is not just the most, but the ONLY Catholic blog in Scotland!

        Maybe you see the political issues that affect the faith as not being religious or not about Catholic Truth but I definitely do, things like the SNP Hate Crime Bill (I’ve been looking for a new thread on that, hint, Editor!) and other political issues that affect Catholics in Scotland. Soon we will be unable to make certain comments in our own homes, and may not even be allowed to have holy pictures or bibles in our own homes because of government policy. Do you think that’s about “politics” and not the faith?

        I remember you from before, and what sticks out in my mind is that you objected to relics. I couldn’t believe it, so there’s a non-political issue right there that you disliked on this blog.

        Maybe if you gave us a list of politics topics that made you lose interest in this blog, that would help me to get my head round your statement.

        BTW, I’m one of those “vulnerable” people and I don’t want the government telling me how to celebrate Christmas, thank you very much. If you think the government cares about vulnerable people then you really do surprise me. They don’t care about anyone but themselves – just ask all the small business people who are facing a very uncertain future. I heard of one in Dundee this morning who thinks he’ll have to remortgate his home to keep his business going, not even knowing if he’ll come out at the other end, with a business to run. So, I don’t trust anything these politicians say and, TBH, I do wonder at anyone who does.

        December 18, 2020 at 3:33 pm
      • Athanasius


        I notice in your comment to editor that you reference hand sanitising. Are you aware that hand sanitisers are toxic. I’ll try to find the expert who spoke on this but apparently they contain, among other things, an ingredient that enters the blood stream through the skin and can cause infertitlity. They are also caustic substances that burn the skin and can lead to serious skin conditons.

        All people have to do is use traditional soap and water.

        As regards vaccines, most are produced from the stem cell lines of aborted babies and therefore morally out of bounds for Catholics, as any serious Catholic will confirm.

        December 18, 2020 at 3:33 pm
      • Athanasius


        “Potentially serious” only to those with serious underlying health conditions, much like any flu-like respiratory illness, which explains the low global death rate.

        There’s nothing charitable about wilfull ignorance or in isolating and diving human beings in the name of God and good health – that’s the devil’s work – posing, to quote Scripture, as an angel of light!

        I do wish people would stop listening to Satanic propaganda and use their God-given reason to do their own research, as duty demands.

        December 18, 2020 at 11:50 am
      • Eileenanne

        ““Potentially serious” only to those with serious underlying health conditions,”

        So those people don’t matter? They’re expendable? We shouldn’t be inconvenienced to protect them?

        As the best protection for such people is a low incidence of disease in the community at large, even the lighter illness many people experience puts the vulnerable at risk and any spread of the infection is to be avoided.

        December 18, 2020 at 2:49 pm
      • Athanasius


        Yes, they matter very much and that’s why all resources should be targeted towards that particularly vulnerable group, as with any flu virus.

        What I object to is the targeting of the greater majority of healthy people who are not at risk, taking away their freedom, their economic future, their right to attend Mass and the Sacraments, etc., in the name of protecting the few. There’s neither sense nor charity in such a venture, especially while at the same time the authorities are actually targeting the elderly for elimination. You will doubtless be aware that more than 50% of global Covid deaths have been old people decanted from hosptials and locked down in care homes. In Canada the percentage is 82% of all deaths.

        That’s why I say that people like you really need to stop listening to propaganda and start doing your own research, begining with historical precedent and the Traditional response of the Church to pandemic diseases. If you that then you will become truly charitable in the Christian sense and not merely superficial, however well meaning.

        December 18, 2020 at 3:27 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Since you profess to care so much about people who might truly be at risk for a seasonal flu/common cold (an accurate description of the so-called pandemic – if, in fact, there are any symptoms at all), perhaps you could tell us what you yourself have done to educate all those whom you profess to be concerned about, regarding the true nature of this so-called pandemic.

        And by educate, I don’t mean repeating and submitting to government propaganda and lies, including spreading fear and ruining your family Christmas. I mean spreading the truth about the matter, which, as Athanasius has already pointed out, is your duty as a Catholic.

        So to be more specific: have you spread the truth about the lies that social distancing will help “stop the spread”? It does no such thing.

        Have you spread the truth about mask-wearing, namely, that healthy people should not be wearing masks because of oxygen deprivation and brain damage?

        Have you spread the truth about the deadly nature of these vaccines being forced upon us?

        And have you spread the truth that this so-called pandemic is actually a key building block in the construction of a sinister, satanic New World Order, whose privileged members want to kill off most of the world’s population?

        Or is all this just a “conspiracy theory” to you?

        If you do in fact have a desire to do your Catholic duty and spread the truth by educating those around you, then I recommend you start here:

        December 18, 2020 at 4:17 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Thank you – I was wondering whether they treated him with HCQ, and/or an asthma medication nebulizer. Months ago an honest doctor in Dallas, Texas appeared on a TV morning show to talk about his success with the nebulizer.

        December 16, 2020 at 8:52 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        On the subject of HCQ – this is just in… I’ve only skimmed the opening paragraphs but it shows us the extent of the irrational hatred of President Trump…

        December 18, 2020 at 2:09 pm
  • RCAVictor

    I just posted this on the SSPX thread, but I think it is worth posting again: Apb. Vigano’s latest masterpiece on our predicament and the widespread ecclesiastical and state corruption and betrayal we are suffering:

    December 16, 2020 at 3:17 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers

      Victor that is a great article by Archbishop Vigano he is it seems as far as we in Scotland would call among The Big Chiefs the only one talking the Truth. Am not on here to complain but only to state Facts. I haven’t been great in probably the last 6 Weeks. I believe that I have ( well according to all I have read on the Matter on the Internet ) Prostate Trouble . Of course I am no Doctor but neither it seems are the ones in my Practice. I called today and the Doc I was seeing ( sorry speaking to with a Phone Appointment) cannot give me a Phone Appointment until next Wednesday. I asked if I could see him Face to Face and get a check up but NO I have to wait until I get the Phone Appointment to see if I can get a Face to Face Appointment. Which would in all probability be in 2021 I did call the N.H.S. on 111 and spoke to a lovely woman I explained my trouble and because it’s ( I think) a Prostate problem am getting as much sleep at night as The Average Owl who is easier it seems to see Face to Face than a Doctor or a Dentist ( av already given up on Them) as my Abscess is now gone by putting Tea Bags on it . Anyhow I digress as usual. As I was getting up at the worst 10 times a night am down to 4 but of course there’s always a price to be paid. As I have severely cut down on my Liquid intake that followed by the Pills my Doc gave me initially gave me severe ( and I mean severe constipation) . Av spent more time in the last few days in the Bathroom than the Bedroom. Anyhow this is probably starting to sound like The 12 Days of Christmas Parody by Frank Kelly. But to sum up I also now have severe Duke of Argylls due to the Pills and not taking enough Liquids as I wanted to cut down my nightly visits to that pesky Owl 🦉. The good news at the end though. Is my brother just retired as an N.H.S worker in September. He knows a good Catholic Doctor whom he called on my behalf today. I have to call this Doctor tomorrow for advice. It’s not what You Know it’s Who You Know. Was it Churchill who said that about Adolf . Ed I know ,I know it’s off Topic but it’s just of course to explain if You can To Kay Burley and She May put my plight on Sky News when or if She returns from Her well earned well payed Sabitical . At least am not paying Her anything as I only have Council TV which I don’t watch anyhow. Yours Affectionately.
      Gobnet O Lunasia .

      December 16, 2020 at 7:13 pm
      • editor


        You are a case for the High Court, as I’ve said before. I laugh throughout your comments; you can make bad news, poor health news, sound hilarious. As the Irish comic, Frank Carson (RIP) used to say It’s the way [you] tell ’em. Speaking about health…

        December 16, 2020 at 10:35 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Sure it was Francis Carson who used to get most of his jokes off of us IE the Working Man ( O sorry and the Working Woman) . As he said ” I went to the Doctor and the Doctor said ” ” You have 6 Months to live ” he was shattered and said to the Doctor ” I cannot pay my Bill to You in that time .” so the Doctor said ” How long would it take you to pay your Bill to me ” ” Am not really sure but probably a Year “. the Doctor paused in thought for a Moment and said ” That’s No Problem al give You a Year to live then “. If we didn’t laugh at times through these dreadful Weeks and Months when most days are like Ground Hog Days we’d really cry . Wee Nippy and Boris the Bear must be getting their Annual Expense Allowences topped up somewhere. For as I said before if a Deplorable just practical common sense Guy has Heard of Credible cures or ways to boost our immune systems. Surely, Surely to Almighty God in Heaven these 2 must have .
        Thanks for the Cartoon. Is that Wee Nippy with Her Mask on ?

        December 17, 2020 at 9:41 am
    • Athanasius


      That’s a brilliant and comforting masterpiece from Archbishop Vigano. The Church could use a prelate of his calibre on the Chair of St. Peter right now, but as that is unlikely then maybe Fr. Pagliarani will consider graciously stepping aside and offering His Grace the office of SSPX Superior General. Not since the death of Archbishop Lefebvre have we seen such a clear-sighted, devout and zealous prelate, a man who fights for the faith rather than appease with silence and compliance.

      December 16, 2020 at 8:45 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Wow, that’s an intriguing thought! (About the SSPX, that is) His Excellency seems to get more eloquent, more impassioned and more spiritually and materially perceptive with each communication.

        I think the Hand of God is upon him. May it please God to intervene at the next conclave with the Francis-clone cardinals and elevate this extraordinary man to the Chair of Peter.

        December 16, 2020 at 8:56 pm
      • Athanasius


        We can always hope, for nothing is impossible with God.

        December 16, 2020 at 9:59 pm
  • RCAVictor


    This is a frightening preview, I’m afraid, of how easily Catholics (of all ranks) and the rest of the world will roll over for the Antichrist.

    December 16, 2020 at 3:42 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers

    Good Catholic People on here we know this is a real Chinese Corona Fabricated Disease. We know it’s Deadly if not treated with the correct Drugs. Please watch The You Tube Video of Dr Kory Pierre the Guy has been saying for Months that a cheap Drug called Ivermectin Will Cure this Disease 98 % of the time yet the F.D.A . In the U.S.A. will not pass this Drug. A Senator probably paid by Mr William Gates said that Dr Kory was seeking Political Attention. Dr Kory has said that he is a Life Long Democrat . Well not now he isn’t. Please if I a Deplorable Know of this Drug which has been Effectively used in some South American Regions then Surely. BORIS and WEE NIPPY know. Or am I just Being Obtuse. Also a Brave Hong Kong Billionaire ( in fact he is the Richest Man In Hong Kong) has spoken out about the C .C.P. For those who only watch The Rotten Marxist BBC. C. C. P. Means Chinese Communist Party . The Guy In Hong Kong is a Catholic that’s if he’s still alive. The C. C. P . Have taken him away to Re – Educate him . Just think of The Movie. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest . It’s that type of Re- Education he’ll be getting. And if we Do Not think that’s heading here then it’s us who are Cuckoo.

    December 16, 2020 at 5:17 pm
  • RCAVictor

    Here’s a scam-demic attitude update from my little corner of the world:

    1. I was asked by my chiropractor whether I was going to take the vaccine (the Pfizer vaccine, which is required to be stored at -70 degrees below zero!). I said no, emphatically, and I think he was taken aback. I asked him the same question, and he said he hadn’t decided yet, but that he would probably take it after a while. Thank God his office is not requiring their staff to take it. He did, however, express hope that the vaccine would return us to normal lives, whereupon I assured him that it would do no such thing.

    2. The fellow who tunes the organ at our parish cancelled his tuning appointment because he had “tested positive,” so he is quarantining himself despite having no symptoms. I suggested that he get another PCR test since they were notoriously unreliable (I was restraining myself). He was actually aware that there were some problems with the test, but not in any depth. I then told him that there was no such thing as a flu without symptoms, at which point he failed to respond any further.

    December 16, 2020 at 9:08 pm
  • RCAVictor

    I think this should be filed under “OOPS!”

    (Despite the link name, it was the Austrian Parliament, not the Australian)

    December 16, 2020 at 9:22 pm
  • editor

    This is an excellent interview on talkRADIO, the Mike Graham Show where he interviews Neil Oliver, who is an archaeologist. He doubles as the only person in Scotland who is speaking out against the restrictions. Unfortunately, there is a bit of a problem with the connection for the first ten minutes, although it’s easy enough to follow the conversation. It’s all good but towards the end, Mike Graham introduces the “Egyptian” news, reported in the link below – and WOW! Neil Oliver takes off! One of my nephews was ambitious, originally to become an archaeologist but has changed his mind and wants to study medicine. I am so sick and tired of talking about health (as I told him a day or two ago) that I try to discourage him. I’m hoping he sees this news and reverts to his original ambition – sounds fascinating…

    December 16, 2020 at 9:33 pm
    • Athanasius


      That was a very interesting talk with Neil Oliver, especially the part about the Egyptian find. I love archaeology as well, always have, so this intrigues me. I would definitely encourage your nephew to think more archaeology than medicine as a career. There’s something about medical people, most of them anyway, that gives them airs of superiority and general penchant for becoming health dictators. It’s not a healthy profession for those with independent thought processes.

      December 17, 2020 at 12:12 am
    • Faith of Our Fathers

      That is indeed a Ray of Sunshine in the Darkness but of course we already know this ( not the Archeological News ) but that Politicians look on us as Hilary’s famous Headsone Quote as Deplorables . We have Men like Swinney aided and abetted by Perverts making up Sexual Curriculums to teach to Our Children and Grandchildren which WE know are Satanic. We have the Alphabet Brigade and Islam telling US how we should live . We have Murderers Theives and Reprobates running riot and the Polis do nothing whilst they want to Ban us from Our Catholic Churches. We have a Childless Woman in our Dreadful Scottish Parliament who thinks that Children should not be smacked for doing wrong. It’s years since av heard that saying.
      Spare The Rod and Spoil The Child .
      Also we of the older generation have lived a life that included having good clean ( except our Clothes of course) fun . Running and playing in fields. Swimming in Rivers which WE choose to be safe and not Wee Nippy. Climbing trees I could go on and on but most of us have been their.
      To sum up .1 day in the School Summer Holidays 5 of us decided to Cycle up to see the New Fourth Road Bridge . Now am from Motherwell ( more or less) so for 13 year old boys in Rickety Bikes to do this was a real Experience and Exercise. Remember it was the Old A 8 which we traveled up in . When we got there we were starving. I personally had 1 old penny and bought of course a Penny Dainty. That was my substance until I got Home Very Late a round trip of 40 Miles . Yes their were certainly No Fat kids in my class at School. God Help Our Children In These Terrible Times.

      December 17, 2020 at 10:34 am
  • Theresa Rose

    RCA Victor,

    Thank you for posting Archbishop Vigano’s it is indeed a masterpiece. I agree with what you say about it. And it is well worth reading over and over again.

    Perhaps some more good news reported on December 15th announces a major victory for Chris Ferrara, Thomas More Society – ‘Supreme Court Rules Against Draconian COVID lockdown.

    Here in the UK politicians want to keep us in permanent lockdowns.

    December 17, 2020 at 1:58 am
  • editor

    This idea, which has taken hold in the country since last March, that I have responsibility for keeping other people “safe” (i.e. healthy) is now being peddled by the anti-Catholic Tablet, in an attempt to convince us all to go easy on our Christmas celebrations. It’s quite an inter-religious mixture, placing the Feast of Christmas alongside Muslim and Jewish festivals… As I’ve said previously on this blog, I have zero responsibility for anyone else’s health. I’m not a parent nor a family or professional carer, so I am responsible only for myself. Zippo, zero responsibility for others, unless and until I’m behind the wheel of my car…

    December 18, 2020 at 9:28 pm
    • Lily


      I agree – the NHS is supposed to protect us and everyone has responsibility for their own health and safety. I can’t be doing that for other people, it’s a ridiculous idea, yet it’s caught on – there are so many unthinking people in the country, it’s hard to believe.

      I’ve just been reading that there is going to be another full lockdown after Christmas, more likely than not. This is beyond a joke.

      December 19, 2020 at 10:24 am

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