Britain becomes Airstrip One

1984 MinistryWell, that escalated quickly. All it took was a few hundred WuFlu deaths to turn the United Kingdom into a dystopian nightmare where you can’t visit your relatives, take a walk more than once a day, hold a wedding or baptism, or gather outside in groups of more than two. I wish I were exaggerating. You can read for yourself the remarkable list of things Britons now “cannot do” in their own country.

Some highlights (I won’t even paste the tedious list of everything that has been ordered closed):

Leaving home

Going out for these reasons is allowed, but limited:

Shopping for basic necessities: “as infrequently as possible”.

Taking one form of exercise a day, for example, a run, walk, or cycle: alone or with members of your household.

Dog walking is permitted as part of the exercise people can take per day. Households with two or more members can take it in turns to walk their dog so the dog gets more than one walk a day. […]

Social events that are banned

Weddings.

Baptisms and other events, including sporting events.

Visiting family members you do not live with.

More details:

Boris Johnson has placed the UK on a police-enforced lockdown with drastic new measures in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

The Prime Minister ordered people only to leave their homes under a list of “very limited purposes”, banned public gatherings of more than two people and ordered the closure of non-essential shops.

Every citizen must comply with these new measures and the relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them through fines and dispersing gatherings.

The Humberside Police, which covers an area of Northern England, has created an online reporting portal where people can snitch on their neighbors who aren’t following “social distancing” rules.

The important thing to understand is that these measures have nothing to do with the virus. It’s futile to try to explain why the Wuhan Flu justifies placing a kingdom of 68 million people under virtual house arrest. There is simply no logical connection between the two things.

If you still have any illusions about the nature of what is happening, consider the fact that while Britons are now prisoners in their own homes, flights from Beijing, Milan and Tehran are still arriving in London.

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