Michael Gove appeared on breakfast TV, to demand that we all – including our children, obey his government’s new prohibition of social gatherings of more than six people.
Why should we obey this, when he went on to admit that the government itself will break international law and turn the UK into a rogue state that no other country will trust?
I don’t have a clip of him calling on us to obey the ‘Rule of Six’ – which is a stupid demand that won’t stop the now-uncontrollable spread of Covid-19 because it does not target the causes of that spread.
If our friends and family had Covid-19, we would have already caught it, so going out with them makes no difference.
We are still legally allowed to go out on our own and sit in pubs and restaurants that are packed with strangers – any or all of whom may have the virus – but the new rule does not take this into account.
Here’s a link to an article in which Gove accepts responsibility for this act of criminal stupidity:
What is most shocking about this report is the failure of anyone in the Cabinet to challenge the CMO to come back with evidenced based advice *or* to question how this could possibly be rational or proportionate, irrespective of its affect on transmission.https://t.co/h18nHM4nWD
— Francis Hoar (@Francis_Hoar) September 12, 2020
I do have a clip of Gove voicing his support for unqualified Attorney General Suella Braverman, whose defence of Boris Johnson’s decision to break international law by reneging on the EU Withdrawal Agreement in his Internal Markets Bill was comprehensively destroyed on This Site, only days ago. Here he is:
Charlie Stayt “I quote Brandon Lewis saying that the government will break international law, are you saying that’s not the case”
Michael Gove “No, that’s what we’re doing”
— kerry Hooper🌹 (@hewitson10) September 12, 2020
Here’s the appropriate response:
Charlie Stayt rightly pointing out to Michael Gove this morning that this govt's own selective approach to abiding by the law is precisely why people will be less inclined to comply with the endless, confusing new rules they keep introducing
The party of Hypocrisy#BBCBreakfast
— Adrian Gosling (@digitalsunshine) September 12, 2020
Gove also said the EU was “threatening the integrity of the United Kingdom” by demanding that Boris Johnson honours the withdrawal agreement he signed in January.
Oh, really? That’s not what the Tories said at the time…
Michael Gove telling the @BBCBreakfast that the Withdrawal Agreement is flawed and 'threatens the integrity of the UK , why did they not play him or their audience some of the below………? pic.twitter.com/lbflAvxcK5
— Monsignor it's all Corbyn's fault. (@ItCorbyn) September 12, 2020
… and nobody was fooled by this blatant bid to gaslight the nation:
Michael Gove and his mob are the ones threatening the integrity of the UK.
— Patrick (@joolban) September 12, 2020
BBC News – Brexit: Michael Gove warns EU not to 'threaten integrity of UK' https://t.co/n5OV8eC6rf Gove using the Goebbels protocol.
"Accuse others of that which you are guilty of"
UK is Breaking International Law.
Top govt Lawyer Quits along with 5 others !
— IrishEye🇨🇮☘️🇯🇴 (@IrishEye9) September 12, 2020
— annie lore🌸Tories=Neo-Libs & Want to Enslave Us🌸 (@antsie_) September 12, 2020
It's Michael Gove threatening the integrity of the UK, not the EU.
— Jibston (@Jibson12341) September 12, 2020
In fact This Writer can only fault the Twittersphere on one point: those who accused Gove of turning blond to acknowledge his Aryan/fascist/Nazi supporters appear to be colourblind.
His hair has gone grey. And I’m not surprised.
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