Outside of the obvious elections, the lockdown is the only single issue that anyone should really be talking about.
No other political issue matters anymore, because all politics are now taking place under this lockdown. The lockdown allows for the elite to manipulate any political issue they want to manipulate, as it gives them this completely unprecedented level of control.
Nigel Farage gets it.
Nigel Farage, the polarising driving force behind Brexit, is moving to rebrand his political movement to become the voice of growing anti-lockdown sentiment in Britain.
In a tactic that threatens to inflame tensions inside the government, Farage has sought Electoral Commission permission to change the name of the Brexit Party to Reform UK. Its main aim will be arguing against national restrictions, including a second shutdown beginning later this week.
Farage and Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice announced the decision via a joint opinion piece in which they also proposed a herd immunity strategy for Britain.
“The debate over how to respond to COVID is becoming even more toxic than that over Brexit,” they claimed. “Lockdowns don’t work. In fact, they cause more harm than good.
“Focused protection is the key, targeting resources at those most at risk: the elderly, vulnerable or those with other medical conditions.
“The rest of the population should, with good hygiene measures and a dose of common sense, get on with life. This way we build immunity in the population. The young act as warriors, creating a shield of protection.”
The World Health Organisation has said herd immunity is “unethical” and Johnson has previously said it would not work and produce an “intolerable death toll”. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called it a “death sentence”.
However Farage’s message will resonate in some parts of England, where unemployment has skyrocketed and a new lockdown will cause more economic and social upheaval. Britain’s first lockdown in spring enjoyed widespread support but the second is more polarising.
To be fair, neither WHO, Johnson nor Morrison have never heard of “Sweden.”
The issue of Sweden should be at the top of Farage’s agenda. I joke that people don’t know the country of Sweden exists, but the overwhelming majority of people don’t know that Sweden achieved one of the single lowest infection rates in Europe (possibly the single lowest) by doing absolutely nothing. They refused the lockdown, they refused the masks.
It isn’t being quoted, but Farage does directly mention Sweden in his op-ed for The Telegraph announcing this new direction:
Lockdowns don’t work: in fact, they cause more harm than good. But there is a credible alternative, recommended by some of the finest epidemiologists and medics in the world. It is the Great Barrington Declaration. It is effectively being practised to a large degree in Sweden, with considerable success.
Sweden of course made their decision long before the Great Barrington Declaration, but equating the two might be a good idea. Barrington offers a clear and thought-through path, it is signed by many doctors and scientists, and it means that nothing about the agenda is vague.
You can read the Great Barrington Declaration and see the signatories here.
People on the internet are accusing Farage of being an “opportunist” for making the lockdown his main issue.
Nigel Farage’s EU salary ran out, Trump is unlikely to remain President & it’s too cold to shout at refugees from Dover.
So now he seeks votes risking lives by opposing public health measures in a pandemic.
There has never been a more shameless opportunist in British politics. https://t.co/15Pniuf9ft
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) November 2, 2020
Nice to see Nigel Farage getting involved in something that isn't tainted by any suggestion of opportunism
— Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) November 1, 2020
These people are actually morons.
Nigel understands what is going on: we are now in a society where everything that happens is defined by this virus hoax.