Once again, a Tory government minister is being allowed to ignore the rules that apply to the rest of us – because he can.
Michael Gove went to Portugal to watch the final of the Champions League – itself a thing that only people with a certain amount of money and the privilege that goes with it can do.
While he was there, he came into contact with someone who has (or at least had) Covid-19 – and was alerted to the fact by the Covid “track and trace” app on his mobile phone.
But not for him the inconvenience of having to self-isolate for weeks at a time! Oh no! He’s far too entitled for that!
Instead, he is taking part in a “pilot scheme” that nobody has ever heard of before now, in which he will instead undergo daily Covid tests.
Presumably he will still be in contact with his government and Cabinet colleagues – potentially exposing them to whichever variant of the virus he may have caught as well.
I’m partly inclined to say, good luck to the lot of them and they’ll only have themselves to blame if they all end up with the Delta variant (or whichever version is in vogue at the moment).
But he’ll probably get off scot free; it will be a false alarm and some Tory head-wagger will lecture us about what a wonderful step forward this “pilot scheme” is – for privilege people like him.
Richard Madeley put his finger on the heart of this matter when he asked that corrupt Tory liar Robert Jenrick about the incident on Good Morning Britain:
Richard Madeley – Fogive my cynicism, but how come Michael Gove doesn't have to isolate, he's just doing tests?
Robert Jenrick – He's taking part in a pilot scheme
— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) June 4, 2021
“One rule for you and one for us” indeed. And you’ll have noticed that Jenrick sees nothing wrong with that at all.