Just desserts for dangerous new coronavirus slogan [WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE]

Today’s answer from Boris Johnson: C.

Boris Johnson has trotted out a new, vague attempt at advice on how to avoid the coronavirus.

It is – of course – utter bilge:

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:

Yes indeed, it might as well say

But most people were slightly more scathing:


Fans of the comic 2000AD should enjoy this one:

(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:

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:

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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  1. trev May 10, 2020 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Johnson’s public address was pure waffle and nonsense. Go back to work but avoid public transport. This isn’t the 1940s, we’re not all living in pre-war terraced houses right next to the local mill/factory/foundry. People commute 15 to 25 miles by bus and train, we don’t all own cars.

  2. Che May 10, 2020 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Where I live in Wales there has never been any sign of people co operating with the lockdown.

  3. beastrabban May 10, 2020 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I think the slogan ‘Be pure, be vigilant, behave!’ goes back to someone far more notorious than the awesome Pat Mills, creator of 2000AD. I’ve been told it comes from a speech Hitler made to the Bund Deutscher Madl (German Maids’ League) – the girl’s equivalent of the Hitler Youth. Which is probably why he gave it to the Galactic level Fascist Tomas de Torquemada in the ‘Nemesis the Warlock’ strip. Which means that it also fits Boris and his vile government very well.

  4. hugosmum70 May 10, 2020 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    well a friend and i have both said the same thing. we are both in the latter half of our 70’s… not one word about us except a platitude in passing saying something about others saving the NHS and the elderly(like we were an afterthought……that actually said it all..)..everyone else can go back to work (leaving it up to them to decide if they should or not,) and spend all day exercising , even go and sit in the park .this includes those who have refused to self isolate/follow social distancing rules. yet the elderly/single people with no one living with them who have followed the instructions to the letter, let others bring in their food either by online shopping if they could get the slots or by getting others to do it for them. mainly the elderly who after 6 weeks or more of little movement living in tiny bungalows/flats etc, are already suffering more aches and pains than before because their muscles are wasting away rapidly now, whose moral is getting further n further down the mental illness scale. who cant drive and dont have transport of their own nor anyone living with them who has and can, are still stuck indoors ,the forgotten people…WE DONT MATTER OBVIOUSLY. why cant we have one person who doesn’t live with us and has transport take us out for a drive somewhere.(I have at least 3 people willing to do this) where there’s space, fresh air,maybe the calming waters of a river flowing and not the 4 walls we are sick of seeing.or is the prime minster and his millionaire friends/colleagues simply hoping we will just die. because he sure as hell isn’t bothered about us.

  5. Hecuba May 11, 2020 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Utter stupidity and callous stance from our dictator king boris! Forcing women and men back to work just to save the billionaire fascist tory boys losing more money is not why we have a government! Oh wait – yes this what constitutes a government – it’s a fascist one which protects its billionaire bros wealth and deliberately instigates and furthers mass state sanctioned murder of thousands and thousands of women and men!

    Can’t wait for the huge increase in number of women and men contracting the coronovirus and then dictator boris will blame them – not himself for his continuing male arrogance; utter callous stance and murderous mismanagement of a pandemic!

    Good to hear the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland political leaders are ignoring fascist dictator boris’s orders because at leas they aren’t pandering and fawning over this bloated arrogant male!

  6. kateuk May 11, 2020 at 10:39 am - Reply

    I quite liked the meme I saw on Facebook this morning, it read something like: “I was out for a walk and I saw the coronavirus coming towards me, thanks to government advice I was alert and saw it coming so I hid behind a tree and it passed me by. Thanks Boris!”

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