Boris Johnson has trotted out a new, vague attempt at advice on how to avoid the coronavirus.
It is – of course – utter bilge:
As we start to recover from #coronavirus, we all need to play our part by following the rules.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) May 10, 2020
The idea seems to be that we should be going back to work and trying to keep to the two-metre social distancing rule, if it doesn’t get in the way of big business making a profit.
Of course, nobody has been fooled by it. Check out the responses:
This change in message will confuse people. Numbers of new cases are still rising rapidly in many places throughout #Wales & the test & trace system is still not fully operational. This change is extremely risky. It needs a rethink. https://t.co/FMako2Zlzu
— Leanne Wood 🏴 (@LeanneWood) May 10, 2020
Yes indeed, it might as well say
— Rachel Parris (@rachelparris) May 10, 2020
But most people were slightly more scathing:
We are not ‘recovering’ you hoofwanking bunglec*nt.
We’re still in the peak.
You can’t even be arsed to do the job you stabbed several people in the back and front to take. https://t.co/w6qjHYHqwY
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza 🏳️🌈🏴 (@TheMendozaWoman) May 10, 2020
— Sam Downie ♿️ (@samdownie) May 10, 2020
The government’s new advice, translated. pic.twitter.com/9sfuNuMxx7
— Novara Media (@novaramedia) May 10, 2020
Fans of the comic 2000AD should enjoy this one:
— Andrew Harrison (@Nndroid) May 10, 2020
(Who’s Simon Price? Those words were by Pat Mills.)
I’m working up to a response that isn’t an image. Irvine Welsh has replied to Johnson in his own inimitable way:
Twat. You don’t have a fucking clue. I wouldn’t take advice on avoiding STD’s from some cunt walking out the clap clinic scratching his hee-haws. https://t.co/wSadpziZZR
— Irvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) May 10, 2020
As I write this, the UK is awaiting a (recorded) speech by Boris Johnson in which he is expected to announce measures that will ease the lockdown.
Here’s the problem with that, plus yet another comment on Johnson:
A friend posted this. This is why Boris Johnson is easing lockdown – his billionaire buddies are losing money 🤬🤬🤬 pic.twitter.com/Ov8VLi0cdS
— SassyScot79 (@SScot79) May 10, 2020
That’s right: the UK is currently the deadliest country in the world for coronavirus deaths.
It is insanity to even consider easing the lockdown.
That’s why people are commenting on Johnson in ways like these.
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