Remember when we read all those books in elementary school about how a police state was bad?
Remember how they all had snitches in them, who were portrayed as villainous?
Well, now the same establishment that had you read those books is calling for you to snitch on minglers and amblers.
Ministers were ridiculed over the new ‘Rule of Six’ today after it emerged that ‘mingling’ has been outlawed – while Downing Street fueled confusion by saying people should not be fined the first time they flout the curbs.
MPs joked that ‘ambling‘ should be banned next as Britons struggled to get to grips with the latest edict, imposed by the government in a desperate bid to get coronavirus cases under control.
Photos from across the country suggested that the public has yet to comprehend the new system, despite policing minister Kit Malthouse urging people to snitch on neighbours who flouted the rules.
Home Secretary Priti Patel also warned that offenders could face criminal records as well as thousands of pounds in fines if they refuse to abide by the law.
But police chiefs admitted the arrangements were ‘confusing’, and the PM’s spokesman insisted officers would not be imposing hefty penalties on individuals unless they persistently refused to comply.
Meanwhile, the government’s response to the spike in infections has been slammed by top scientists as panicky and not based on evidence, with jibes that those in charge are a ‘Dad’s Army’ with no experience.
Underlining the deep splits in views, other experts delivered chilling warnings that the outbreak is on the verge of spiralling out of control, after the daily case rate topped 3,000 for the first time in months.
Maybe we could see which experts have received massive grants from Bill Gates, and take that into account when judging their assessments of the situation?
Remember that the guy who started all of this, Imperial College London’s Neil Ferguson, was given huge amounts of money by Bill Gates.
He is still out there shilling, by the way, even after having been disgraced for refusing to follow his own lunatic lockdown rules.
Boris Johnson sent shockwaves through nation last week when he announced the restrictions, the first widespread tightening of lockdown since March. The rules are now in force in England after a sunny weekend when many people enjoyed a final meet up before the misery descended.
Gatherings of more than six people have been made illegal in a bid to stem a surge in coronavirus cases. It has sparked fury that many larger households can no longer meet up with anyone else.
However, the rules in England are tougher than in Wales and Scotland, where under-12s are being exempted from the crackdown.
Britons are now waiting with bated breath to see whether the action can bring infections back down. France and Spain in particular have seen huge rises, but Belgium – which imposed a similar crackdown – appears to have the situation more under control.
There are fears that failure will mean worse curbs in the run-up to Christmas, with a 10pm curfew for pubs being considered amid alarm that young people are ‘forgetting’ Covid regulations.
This is just the beginning that you’re witnessing.
As we go into the cold months, you’re going to be dealing with measures so extreme that you can’t even imagine it.
The big lockdown is coming for America very soon, in these months before the election, as they try to stop people from voting at the polls. They want the overwhelming majority of votes to be through the mail, so they can play all of their little games.
Get ready for this.
You know that I’ve been right from the beginning here, and I am telling you right now: this second lockdown is going to be much, much worse than the first.