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Lead By Example
October 3, 2020

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Lead By Example

October 3, 2020

 

 

Margaret Ferrier, SNP frontbencher and vociferous critic of Cummings’ Covid Calamity escapade, has the dubious distinction of surpassing all previous attempts by her contemporaries to outrage the nation by flouting Covid rules. Like others before her in her peer group she has steadfastly supported her leader’s strict Covid restrictions publicly and through speeches in parliament. Yet this paragon of virtue goes and commits criminally irresponsible breaches of those same restrictions she spouts that rhetoric on. Hypocrite? Criminal? Despicably irresponsible? One or all of these but no resignation yet!

 

Jeremy Corbyn, photographed having dinner at a mate’s house very recently as one of a party of 8. The Met says it is too busy to take action. His brother Piers organises Extinction Rebellion rallies and has been arrested.

 

Boris’s dad, visits a quarantined country and uses a ‘Cummings’ get out of jail card‘  to avoid abiding by the rules. Then gets photographed ‘sans’ face mask in his local newsagents the other day.

 

Most will have forgotten the names of the other prominent transgressors. Prof Neil Ferguson, research scientist whose work led to our first lockdown. Dr Catherine Calderwood CMO Scotland. Both admitted to breaking Covid restrictions several times.

Robert Jenrick, Tory front bencher and  Stephen Kinnock Welsh MP, both caught ‘stretching’ the Covid restrictions beyond the parameters of acceptability. Jenrick on 2 separate occasions! Then of course Mr Cummings,  whose wonderful exposition of why he DIDN’T actually break the law rivalled the Grimm Brothers  Fairy Tales.

 

There have been many other instances of prominent personalities flouting the restrictions of course.

 

As over 700 Northumbrian students are quarantined after testing Covid positive and thousands more ( mainly younger folk) have followed suit, is it any wonder that certain sections of the population ask why THEY should comply with restrictions that are ignored by some of those who devise or enact those same restrictions. Just a thought.

October 3, 2020

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Lead By Example

October 3, 2020

Mixed messages from the powers that be are confusing and self centred.

October 3, 2020

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Lead By Example

October 3, 2020

"Don't do as I do, do as I say " !! Whilst some of the actions described are more serious than others, they ALL go against the principles & rules set down by the authorities and set a terrible example to us mere mortals and yes, do lead to others (the young in particular) flouting the rules. I fear the only solution at present is a full lockdown again, with pubs remaining closed until this awful virus is under control. I read today that a full Covid - 19 vaccine will be rolled out by Easter - still a long time off , but gives us some hope for the future. John (JKW)

October 3, 2020

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Lead By Example

October 3, 2020

Further to my last, I've had a re think - DON'T close pubs that do adhere to the strict protocols of the virus control ( masks until seated, control of numbers, temperature taking, sign in for Track n Trace, all served at tables, etc etc), but DO close any pub that flouts the rules for a minimum of 3 months. To help the industry, I would also allow the normal opening hours for pubs that do comply, as the 10 o'clock closing seems to be having the wrong effect ( crowds gathering outside or going in large numbers to houses to continue imbibing). John (JKW)


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