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Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Once a liar, always a liar

I said he was lying and now the police have confirmed it. Boris Johnson, our esteemed (esteemed?!) Prime Minister has been fined over his lockdown parties. Our tax-dodging Chancellor and assorted others will also have to shell out for breaking the rules that they implemented. Of course, the rules were for others, not for them.

The week before Boris's first party (there were eleven others!) it was our son's birthday. Under the rules we weren't allowed to meet indoors so we sat in their garden for socially distanced tea and cake. We didn't break the law but the people who made the laws did.

They told us repeatedly it was a highly dangerous virus, so dangerous in fact that we couldn't see or hug our closest family... but that was just another lie, wasn't it? Covid was never the deadly virus we were led to believe. Would they really have put themselves and their families at risk if it was as lethal as they said? I can only suppose power and status somehow confer immunity... HM the Queen mustn't have got the memo about that; without any fuss she managed to follow the rules even though the PM didn't.

Boris has paid the fine and given a full apology but, even while apologising, he tried to weasel out of any responsibility by saying he didn't realise it was a breach of the rules. The rules he made!

He must think we're as stupid as he is. 

He can shove his apology... sideways. It's worthless, as is he. 

He should do the decent thing and resign but, sadly for us, there isn't a shred of decency in his miserable body. He's a lying scumbag who, when he's caught out lying, just tells more lies. They trip so easily off his tongue; he clearly thinks his position puts him above the law.

I'm amazed at how many people online and in the news media are saying it wasn't important, move on. Clearly, I have higher standards than them and certainly higher than the people who supposedly lead this country.

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Our "wonderful" NHS... yet again

It was two years ago yesterday that all over-70s were told to stay at home for their own safety because of a dangerous new virus... subsequently called Covid-19. The following week everyone was told to stay at home. So began two very long years of lockdowns, rules and regulations.

Recently all the ludicrously disproportionate restrictions brought in to contain this "dangerous" virus have been ditched; Boris says we have to live with it. Great... about time, too; pity he didn't say it sooner. 

To all intents and purposes Covid is over, so why is the NHS keeping up the charade? Hospitals are still restricting access to visitors; people still have to wear a mask to enter its sacred portals; many wards are still closed, allegedly because of a shortage of staff who are off sick with Covid (why, when they're all masked and jabbed and in every other workplace there's no staff shortage at all?); GPs still won't allow patients to book face to face appointments and hospital waiting times for treatment are growing longer by the day.

The NHS lives in its own little world - covering up its many inadequacies by keeping people at arm's length. There's no accountability, no responsibility. The longer they can keep people out, the longer they can perpetuate the lie that they're working desperately hard and absolutely run off their feet. The actual fact is somewhat different - we have a health service which is letting down the nation, it is not fit for purpose. It's a money pit - politicians keep throwing our taxes at it, saying how "wonderful" it is, but there is no discernible improvement in the service offered. It's a conspiracy of silence.

I spoke to someone today whose relative is in hospital. An appointment has to be made before visiting and only one named person is allowed to visit. One hour, once a day. Problem is, no-one ever answers the phone to enable an appointment to be made! Said relative was in A&E for a day and a half waiting for a bed and has now been in hospital for five days - without once being helped to have a bath or shower! Just one small example of the "caring" face of our health service. It's outrageous.

Covid has become very convenient for the NHS - they won't let this virus go without a fight. It's their only cover against people seeing how crap it really is.

I previously said the actions of the NHS regarding Covid were a pointless pantomime - it's worse than that, it's a cover-up of mammoth proportions where people are suffering at the hands of the very institution that should be helping and protecting them in their hour of need. "Shameful" doesn't even come close.

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

NHS theatre

I'm still wittering on about Covid even though, as we know, it's yesterday's news. It's over. So why is the NHS continuing to behave like it isn't?

Yesterday, I had an appointment at the local hospital - an investigative procedure for something that could have been very nasty but, thankfully, turned out not to be.

I wasn't asked if I'd taken an LFT (No), I wasn't asked whether I had any Covid symptoms (No) nor was I asked if I'd been vaccinated (emphatically, No!) I had to wear a mask and wash my hands at the door. I was then seen by five different masked medics who were all within inches of my face. There was no other PPE or special safety measures used by them, nor were they wearing gloves. I was fine with this. So it's clearly not the very dangerous disease they've been telling us, then?

So why had most of the chairs in the waiting area been removed, leaving several people with nowhere to sit while they waited to be seen? Those chairs that were left were placed singly, two metres apart. Some poor souls had to stand and were leaning against the wall. 

This is a major hospital in one of the richest countries in the world. How on earth is this acceptable?

The NHS has clearly not seen the date. It's March 2022 not March 2020. Someone send them a memo... You can stop the pointless pantomime, we're done with Covid.

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

March 1st

A busy Tuesday. 

St David's Day, Pancake Day and the first day of Spring (meteorologically speaking). Sadly, no-one told Spring that today's the day it has to leap into action, hence it's cool and cloudy with a faint drizzle going on!

The rest of the world looks dire at the moment - just seeing the headlines today makes me want to put my head back under the covers. No sooner does Covid push off than Putin starts up. So sad for the Ukrainian people.

I think I'll concentrate on Welsh Cakes and Pancakes rather than the wider world. I know where I am in the sanity of my own kitchen.

Right... the frying pan is calling me!

Friday, 25 February 2022

Events

"Events, dear boy, events."

It's widely thought this was said by the late former PM Harold McMillan in answer to a question about what presented the greatest challenge for a statesman; whether he did or not I've no idea, but it certainly sums up the situation at the moment.

I've said repeatedly that a big event was needed to put Covid in its rightful place, something big which would allow people to get the risk and danger of Covid into proportion. It looks like we now have that big event. Sadly, Russia is currently invading Ukraine.

Dear god, the state of this world today... as if people haven't suffered enough for the past two years.

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Hallelujah!

At last!

All Covid restrictions will end on Thursday of this week and the free (not free at all) testing kits, except in a few specific circumstances, will end on April 1st; what an appropriate date!

Self-isolating if you test positive will no longer be mandatory, but it will be "advised" until April 1st.

Boris has finally said we have to live with Covid and treat it like flu.

What a shame he didn't say all this in the spring of 2020. We could have avoided two years of watching much of the population being scared witless... for flu, two years of the country being dragged into unprecedented debt... for flu, and two years of witnessing people die unnecessarily of other conditions because the NHS was too busy treating... the flu.

There's no reason why we couldn't have gone down this route in 2020... well, no reason other than the weakness and craven stupidity of the Govt.

We're expected to adopt a position of personal responsibility according to Boris - that almost made me choke on my digestive biscuit! Where the hell was his "personal responsibility" when he was having parties at No. 10 while we were all under lockdown?

Unsurprisingly, the workshy are already complaining about how dangerous it is to abandon the self-isolating rule - sadly for them they've just lost their cast-iron excuse for not turning up to work!

This was all announced on the same day as we were told over-75s and other vulnerable people will be eligible for their 4th vaccine in the Spring. Yep, people will be having another dose of the jab which didn't work the first three times! This is what constitutes living with Covid, it seems. You couldn't make it up.

We've had two years of Draconian restrictions and rules which almost brought the country to its knees. We and our children will be paying for the actions of Boris and his Govt for years to come; in some respects this country will never be the same again. For flu.

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

I absolutely love...

...Novak Djokovic!

He's gone from being someone for whom I've never had a good word and turned into my new hero! I'm not ashamed to say I've done a complete 180 in my opinion of him.

The situation of the last two years needed someone, anyone - high-profile, prominent, with a guaranteed media platform - to take a stand. Finally, it's happened. Step forward, the World No. 1 tennis player.

It's a rare day when I can say I have something in common with one of the best and most famous sports stars in the world... "I was never against vaccination," he told the BBC, confirming that he'd had vaccines as a child, "but I've always supported the freedom to choose what you put in your body."

Unsurprisingly, Novak's being vilified for looking after himself and his health in the way he's chosen, like it isn't his prerogative to do so! He hasn't at any point criticised those who've chosen to have the jab, so why are they criticising him?

I suspect the criticism stems from a lot of people, not just within sport, asking themselves why they didn't go down the same route as him and why they believed what they were told. For two years it's struck me as really odd that those who've always called out politicians for being self-serving liars (which they are...!) suddenly started believing every word uttered by Boris and his pals.

I can only say the weapon of fear is far too powerful to be put into the hands of grubby politicians.

I'll be watching Novak's interview tonight with great interest. It may not be easy to watch but it'll be a breath of fresh air compared to the media blitz of fear and alarm we've been fed since March 2020. 

Let's hope we're finally crawling out of the Covid pit.