England is now a vast concentration camp
I am not a number, I am a free man
There is an insidious cloud hanging over England, a pernicious prison created by our own government’s spineless belief in a bunch of discredited scientists and health officials. This has been a year-and-a-half of chaos for the British People extended to August the 14th by inexplicable ‘test-and-trace’ and self-isolation rules. It’s all been a total waste of time and treasure.
Theoretically I am free to go almost anywhere in the UK and most of Europe, but should I find myself anywhere near anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus then I will be required by the government to go into strict self-quarantine for 10 or 14 days ~ despite the fact that I have been vaccinated and more than likely would never test positive for the coronavirus. And, because of the £37 billion thrown away on the pointless ‘test and trace’ system this grossly inept government will make damn certain that I follow it’s stupid covid laws, regulations, and rules.
Let me give you an example of how insane this all is. All of France is now off-limits to we English because there has been an ‘outbreak’ of the coronavirus on Reunion Island, which is a tiny scrap of land, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 6,000 miles from Paris. The population of the island is some 860,000, of which some 3,000 have tested positive for the virus. It’s lunatic madness.
If I go into a bar or restaurant here I am supposed to scan my smartphone so that if anyone connected with the place tests positive for the virus, then the government can tell me to self-isolate. I can’t sensibly book a flight to anywhere because it could be cancelled at short notice, and anywhere I go might be put onto the no-go list at the drop of a hat.
Last week the government here told 1,500,000 people that they must self-isolate. No wonder Boris Johnson is pushing to be the most unpopular Prime Minister ever.
It looks like I will not be visiting my American friend any time soon