May 19, 2024
Boris’s Bait-and-Switch Imperils British Liberties
That Boris Johnson justifies an alarming assault on individual liberty and freedom of association on the pretext of corralling coronavirus is damning in its own right. That a British public and press are so blithe to let him do so, conjures up more damning metaphors of Hell.
That Boris Johnson justifies an alarming assault on individual liberty and freedom of association on the pretext of corralling coronavirus is damning in its own right. That a British public and press are so blithe to let him do so, conjures up more damning metaphors of Hell.

Few will deny that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chutzpah. His latest address to the nation, setting out protocols and timelines for relaxing restrictions imposed in aid of combating coronavirus, does Boris proud in the arts of tergiversation. Breitbart London’s James Delingpole calls the Premier’s latest response “like everything else his flailing, failing administration has done in response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, it’s an embarrassing shambles.”

Acknowledging that since mid-March “the people of this country began to put up with restrictions on their freedom — your freedom — of a kind that we have never seen before in peace or war,” Johnson then laments, “We must also recognize that this campaign against the virus has come at colossal cost to our way of life.”

Yet the prime minister is no passive observer to this assault upon British liberty. The United Kingdom was not struck by a space-born asteroid or hit by an unforeseen natural disaster that necessitated such draconian measures.

Viruses of such virulent natures are natural occurrences. Normal practice is to safeguard the vulnerable — those of “tender” or advanced years and anyone with respiratory difficulties or compromised immune systems. Infected individuals are treated and isolated to stop the spread. For everyone else, it’s business as usual.

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(1) Coronavirus: Lockdown for Europeans, Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

(2) Boris Johnson’s Prescription for Coronavirus Britain: An End to ‘Austerity’

(3) ‘Do NOT book a holiday’ Gov says Britons can’t holiday or visit second homes – even in UK

(4) Lord King says UK ‘fortunate’ as he savages eurozone as huge ‘threat to EU stability’

(5) EU’s identity crisis exposed: How bloc is surviving with crippling dilemma

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