The general public has condemned Boris Johnson as an interfering idiot who will cause huge suffering simply because he doesn’t like being told what to do.
So instead of a "2-week circuit break" back in September, the second UK lockdown will last until 2nd December and cause more hardship and unemployment than the more timely lockdown would have done.
And all because @BorisJohnson hates being told what to do.
— Marvellous Mavis McMinty (@MMcminty) October 31, 2020
The mass reaction came in response to details of his new planned lockdown, leaked in advance of a now-twice-delayed press conference:
Today's Downing Street press conference has now been delayed twice.
There's a good argument that the Prime Minister's office, by quite a long way, is the worst run major organisation in the country. None of these people could hold down a normal job.
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) October 31, 2020
I would like to assure you I will definitely be ready for the twice delayed conference at 6.30pm. I'm busy sobering up right now.
— Boris Johnson #StayAlertControlTheVirus ᵖᵃʳᵒᵈʸ (@GetBrexit_Done) October 31, 2020
Here’s how people have reacted to the announcement that there will be any new lockdown at all:
— elate – the anti-ghosting dating app (@elatedate) October 31, 2020
Apparently the new lockdown is going to start on November 4 and run for four weeks until December 2:
Boris shutting non essential shops till the 2nd December. So theres 22 days for people to do their Christmas shopping and pile in the shops. Yeah great idea 👏🏽 tit.
— Phil Reynard (@philreynard) October 31, 2020
Coming out of Lockdown for Xmas shopping on the 2nd December like…. pic.twitter.com/AIOrQ9zmVS
— Bad Moon Rising (@gabstarb) October 31, 2020
Once 2nd December comes… pic.twitter.com/moVxMOmHFw
— Louis Leary (@louisleary) October 31, 2020
2nd december is gonna look like this at shopping centres uk wide and then no one is gonna have a fighting chance pic.twitter.com/crPUvfZPaN
— spookye 🕸 (@irisckp) October 31, 2020
Of course there’s always online shopping. We could give our money to foreign-owned multinationals that don’t pay any taxes, ultimately leaving the UK much worse-off in the long term. What responsible government would seriously suggest that?
Schools and universities – where Covid-19 has been spreading most rapidly – will remain open to allow the disease to continue spreading through the population in spite of the lockdown:
On the 2nd December we’re literally going to finish lockdown 2 and go straight into lockdown 3 if we don’t close schools and universities. The last time we were going to have a “4 week lockdown” that stretched into 4 months. What aren’t you understanding Boris?😒#SecondLockdown pic.twitter.com/gtUIUXsaSh
— Rel🇯🇲 (@xxrsbxx) October 31, 2020
Lockdown till 2nd December, yet keep the schools open where the virus is spreading the most? pic.twitter.com/LqtWJZZfKT
— KellyZilz (@kelbo_baggins_) October 31, 2020
so why doesn’t boris do the smart thing & close schools until the 2nd december?? pic.twitter.com/n0Hu75juep
— 𝐜𝐡𝐥𝐨𝐞 (@bankonbillie) October 31, 2020
Meanwhile, pubs and hospitality establishments are under orders to close:
Well, pubs and the whole of hospitality to be closed until 2nd December. This is an ill-considered, vindictive policy that is highly unlikely to achieve anything worthwhile. And how many will never reopen after that?
— Pub Curmudgeon 🍻 (@oldmudgie) October 31, 2020
It all seems extremely “nudge unit” to me.
Remember the nudge unit? It was a Cameron project that attempted to “nudge” people into behaviour that they would not normally follow, by creating conditions that meant they would find it impractical to do anything else.
This organisation was so successful that Cameron privatised it and as far as I know, it is trading as a commercial entity now.
I wonder why any government would want to “nudge” us into situations that make us infinitely more likely to catch Covid-19, though. Is Johnson still quietly pushing his genocidal “herd immunity” doctrine?
In the light of the above – all precipitated, I’m sure, by Johnson’s inability to accept instructions, I hereby offer my own contribution to the festivities:
David Cameron was once accused of interfering sexually with a pig's head.
— Mike Sivier (@MidWalesMike) October 31, 2020
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