the singing of carols is forbidden
and all the churches are closed
Here in England we do not have a written constitution, else our government might not be so fast to remove from us those inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Nor the right to worship our God. But, the ancient tradition of caroling is now forbidden. as is the breaking of bread with family and friends.
Please listen with a little reverence.
I hope you remember the Gaelic.
There’s some Irish in all of us.
as well as caroling
try quaffing and wassailing
’tis the season of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men
not any more it isn’t
Do you remember Christmases past? The happy anticipation of family visits. The simple pleasure of meeting a few friends in your favourite pub. You can forget all that. Anyone who has any fun this year is going against official government guidelines.
Still, this isn’t a negative song at all.
If you take the lyrics in a Christmas Spirit.
nobody is going anywhere this Christmas
in England it’s always winter now, but never Christmas
Christmas is a special day of meaning and traditions
spent in the warm circle of family and friends
unless you’re a Londoner in lockdown
and, one by one, all our freedoms were taken away
whatever draconian laws governments pass
the virus will always have the last word
The singing of Christmas carols is verboten
and all the churches are closed
have yourself a merry little Christmas
and I do mean little
silent nights have come to stay
and on Christmas Eve, the clock struck thirteen
the Ghost of Christmas Present haunts the land
The British Government is tying itself in knots over what to do about their conflicting views on the coronavirus and Christmas. On the one hand are the doom and gloom merchants who would prefer that Christmas was cancelled this year, or moved to midsummer day, or just done away with altogether. Chief of these Scrooges is an unattractive drone called Chris Whitty, who has this witty catchphrase for his idea of a proper Christmas; ‘keep it small, keep it short, keep it local…..’ What a charmless, overpaid wazzock that person is.
People of his ilk have obviously got to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, because his latest soundbite is; ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas. And this year sadly I do mean little…..’ At least he has promised that he would not be cancelling Christmas. Whereas in the People’s Democratic Government of Wales, anyone having a good time will most likely get arrested.
Actually, it doesn’t matter what anyone in the government says because a hell of a lot of people will just ignore the official ‘advice’ and get on with their own Christmas as best they can.
Unfortunately my Christmas plans have been totally canned, since British Airways stopped me from going to Cancun. I’ll be alone again over the holidays.
I hope nobody gives an order to stop Christmas shooting down Santa
I got as far as the gate, to be told I can’t go anywhere because I am English.
Back at home with Marmaduke a and a bottle of duty free.
I would even have flown on a Dakota
your intellect may be confused, but your emotions never lie
some things are guaranteed to get you into deep shit
Rather a lot has happened this year. Beginning on my birthday the whole of England was condemned to various degrees of house arrest. We are now in Lockdown Day 256, almost nine months that the whole country has been in suspended animation. Probably for no good reason whatsoever the government has spent £394 billion of our money trying to stop a non-existent pandemic of the COVID-19 virus.
Nobody has been allowed to visit with anybody, and heaven forefend that you might want to make out with somebody you don’t live with 24/7. Here in England sex is just about forbidden ~ unless you are a member of the government that is.
We are not allowed to go anywhere, especially we English are not allowed to enter The Peoples Democratic Republic of Wales. Scotland is out of bounds for us Sassenachs too, but who in their right mind want to have anything to do with a country run by the wee ginger krankie? The Scots must be totally confused as they try to convince their heads of things their hearts know is a bunch of lies.
The police here have turned themselves into a cross between the East German Stasi and the Gestapo. Having a dozen of the boys in blue band together to arrest an innocent elderly lady for standing by the Houses of Parliament’s railings must be such fun for them. Mind you, they all acted like craven cowards when confronted with BLM protesters. Of all the crazy police forces in England the North Yorkshire Police have gone the furthest in coronavirus insanity. They are using automated licence plate recognition systems to identify and stop people from tier 3 areas entering their tier 2 Garden of Eden.
Every single politician and government official has shown themselves up for the ignorant buffoons they are. Gavin Williamson, England’s minister for education is the latest idiot, he managed to insult the whole world in a radio interview he gave about our early roll-out of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. BTW, that stuff is mostly untested, and nobody has a
fucking clue about the long-term effects of this jab. You’d have to be crazy to have it. After you Boris.
And Boris Johnson, our ineffectual Prime Minister, has lost the plot. He is so in thrall to his current squeeze Ms Carrie Symonds that his government is set to adopt all of her mad ocean conservation, save the planet, green eco-warrior ideas. For example, all petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars and vans will be totally banned here from 2030. Really? How’s that going to work?
Meanwhile all pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, are shut, by order.
You couldn’t make it up.
Boris and Carrie
the odd couple
tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable
Is there any bigger liar in British officialdom today than Michael Gove, Minister for the Cabinet Office, and effectively the number two man in Boris Johnson’s government. Yesterday he said that the hospitals in this country were 88% full, as though that was a bad and catastrophic thing. The government is using this ‘88% full’ number as an excuse to impose yet more lockdowns, without ever bothering the truth that this time last year the hospital bed occupancy rate stood at just about 95%. And that was long before the coronavirus was even thought of. Gove lies by using out of context partial truths. That’s pretty skillful, but being a skillful liar is no compliment.
Meanwhile Boris Johnson repeatedly fudges every number he talks about.
It is a bitter thing indeed to realise that the Prime Minister is a serial liar, but what can you expect from a serial adulterer? It seems that Boris is cherry-picking data and using’scaremongering’ tactics to justify lockdown rules, and it’s equally obvious that he doesn’t understand how to interpret National Health Service data. Mind you, nobody said that Boris was the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to numbers.
We are repeatedly told about the intolerable pressure on our health service, yet the huge ‘Nightingale’ emergency hospitals stand empty. Two-thirds of the private hospital beds commandeered by the government to give the NHS breathing room if their wards were overrun with coronavirus cases, went unused this summer. That cost the taxpayer around £400 million a month. Somebody is making a lot of money for nothing. Somebody is not telling the whole truth.
Even members of Boris’ own party tore into him in Parliament yesterday after he tried to defend his latest’ ‘lockdown by tiers’. So did the leader of the Labour Party, the official opposition, but Keir Starmer is also being disingenuous. No matter how much he criticises the government, he is not prepared to have his party vote against them in the House of Commons. Some of his colleagues are furious with him. Generally, nobody in politics is happy with anybody.
At the end of yesterday’s acrimonious debate a tearful Matt Hancock, the health secretary, referred to the death of his step grandfather from Covid in Liverpool last month. I wonder how many times Mr. Hancock has cried, and how many times he has lied?
Sadly, Boris Johnson is probably the worst Prime Minister in a crisis since Neville Chamberlain, the man who believed all of Adolf Hitler’s lies. And we know how that ended up.
more months of compulsory ‘face coverings’