Lockdown Sceptics stirs up Labour with its summary of the Bath pub confrontation and in not even mentioning what the whole business has also done to the Tories, shows a bias which is clearly out of place in 2021.
It is NOT just Labour which is disillusioned, it is Toryland as well, much as that sits badly with the silent blue army. Here is what LDS wrote [no url, it was an emailing]:
Rod Humphris, landlord of The Raven in Bath, to throw Keir Starmer out of his pub this lunchtime because the Labour leader has done so little to oppose the lockdown policy. MailOnline has more.
Sir Keir Starmer was thrown out of a pub today after being confronted by a Labour-supporting landlord furious that he supported the lockdown which had closed his business for months.
In astonishing scenes in Bath today, Rod Humphris, the lockdown-sceptic landlord of the Raven, had to be held back by the Opposition Leader’s security guards as he demanded he leave.
The incident was captured on camera by reporters amid a visit to the city to support West of England metro mayoral candidate Dan Norris ahead of the forthcoming elections.
Mr Humphris had clashed with Sir Keir outside the Raven, accusing him of having ‘failed to be the opposition’ by supporting the lockdown and backing plans to make schoolchildren wear masks.
As the politician paused the landlord waved a piece of paper at him, saying: “Do you know what the average age of death with Covid is?
“According to the Office for National statistics it’s 82 years and three months. The average age of death normally? Eighty one years.
“Do you understand we have f***ed our economy because old people are dying?”
As Sir Keir tried to walk away he continued: “No, no I came here to speak to this man not your security.
“You have failed me. I have been a Labour voter my entire life. You have failed to be the opposition.
“You have failed to ask whether lockdown was functioning. Do you understand? Thousands of people have died because you have failed to do your job and ask the real questions.”
Well done Mr Humphris. You speak for millions of lifelong Labour voters.
Plus Tory voters, he failed to write. Moving on, not sure how to embed this type of video which Ripper here provides:
... but we’re at the stage where many people, e.g. Roger Hodgkinson, either knew for a long time and now go public or else people wake up and go into print for themselves.
So even though the message, with new insights as well, reiterates many things the reader already knows, the very process of various people now discovering and/or speaking is such an important one, and the good thing to my mind is the old adage about no one being more vehement than the new discoverer.
This lady is one of the decades old knowers, Kassie Troy:
This angers a lot of people about the #COVID19 measures: intrinsic evil is presented as a good. Masks are good; distance is good; quarantine is good; hunkering indoors is good; abandoning the elderly is good; not educating the young is good...whereas in fact all of that is evil!
In Russia, it was called the Samizdat, as readers know - little voices like ours plugging away until falling away, new ones taking their place, until it becomes a counter-culture.
06:10: Have just watched the video and need now to go through it again, summarising in print the main points as a sort of Hodgkinson Declaration. Idea is when someone outdoors quotes rubbish at you, you can take this out of your pocket and quote from it. It will take me till late afternoon to write up.
Cartoon is by Bob Moran, lifted from Twitter.