Covid-19: is Johnson about to mess up everybody’s plans YET AGAIN?


Boris Johnson seems to have an irrational urge to make life difficult for everybody.

Only yesterday (January 3), he was merrily telling Andrew Marr that schools should stay open outside London and southeast England, and that although stronger Covid-related restrictions were likely, they weren’t coming yet.

Many of us thought that was extremely off-colour, of course – he was condemning people to die because he, personally, didn’t feel like changing the situation so they would be saved.

Now we find he is announcing new national restrictions at 8pm today (January 4).

He’ll say the situation has reached Alert Level 5 – the NHS in danger of being overwhelmed. He will have known this for some time, of course. We could all see this from last Wednesday, or whenever the infection rate hit more than 50,000 per day.

But that is his excuse, it seems.

There’s no need to watch his broadcast, though – Robert Peston has already told us what the announcement will be!

Oh, and Hugh Pym from the BBC has got in on the act, too:

Why does Johnson bother talking to us himself when he leaks all his announcements to his client journalists?

This must be particularly hard for schools:

One thing’s for sure: whatever happens, Keir Starmer will still be the butt of many jokes:

Let’s be clear: This is the right thing to do – but it is happening far too late.

People have died, are dying, and are being crippled – possibly for life – because Johnson is too stupid to know when to stop trying to create a public relations victory and start trying to save lives.

He has not made a good decision about the pandemic since he first heard about it, back in November 2019.

That doesn’t change the facts:

I think James is being far too hopeful.

Johnson always starts lockdown too late and stops it too soon. We’ve seen that twice now.

I saw a great new term for this today: mockdown.

Let’s hope he doesn’t adhere to form and we don’t get another mockdown.

But I fear we will.

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One Comment

  1. Hecuba January 5, 2021 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Peston was interviewed on News at 10 on 4th January, 2021 and he said ‘strange China managed the pandemic and now everything is back to normal! Yet here in little england we have a third lockdown and perhaps it’s because we value our freedom too much and resist lockdowns!’

    Peston as usual ignored the elephant in the room – China immediately instigated real track and trace in addition to quarantining millions of women and men and this effectively stopped the virus but little fascist dick johnson only thinks about money – his fascist bros money and how much money they can steal from our public purse!

    Little fascist dictator dick johnson is a deflated balloon – he knows nothing and everything and Nicola Sturgeon acted swiftly but balloon johnson did nothing!

    Can’t wait for more lockdowns which will all result in nothing being achieved other than profits for the fascist tories!

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