IN the entire absence of Labour and the pitiful Chief of (No) Opposition Keir Starmer, our destiny is now within the arms of Tory MPs.
Boris Johnson and the federal government are doing every part doable to whip the courageous backbench dissidents, who may quantity round 100, into voting for an additional six months of draconian lockdowns.
Boris Johnson and the federal government are doing every part doable to whip as much as 100 dissidents into voting for six months of lockdowns.Credit score: AFP or licensors
However tomorrow, with science on their facet and historical past set to guage them kindly, the Covid Restoration Group and ALL its supporters MUST maintain agency and vote towards 99 per cent of the nation being plunged into tiers two and three.
Not solely do lockdowns not work in containing the virus, even within the medium-term, they trigger untold collateral harm.
The Covid Restoration Group, led by Steve Baker MP, should maintain agency at tomorrow’s vote.Credit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
I discover it astonishing that the media barely talks in regards to the truth there have been 26,000 extra deaths at residence between March and September, with most clearly attributable to lockdown.
Poor folks dying from coronary heart assaults, strokes, suicide and untold different circumstances of their homes as a result of they have been both too scared to attend hospital or have been ordered to remain away.
The World Well being Organisation, which as soon as supported the imposition of early lockdowns to manage a virus, now admits that they’ve one most important consequence: To make the poor poorer.
Not solely do lockdowns not work in containing the virus, even within the medium-term, they trigger untold collateral harm.Credit score: AFP or licensors
The financial devastation wreaked upon us for shutting down the nation for probably as much as a yr will result in a tsunami of additional deaths attributable to poverty.
Certain, the unwaveringly constructive Boris Johnson, together with his bombastic language and undoubted power, desperately needs to imagine the vaccine cavalry can have us again to regular by Easter.
We can not shut the nation down for one more 5 months on the promise of a vaccine rollout working completely.Credit score: College of Oxford
Apologies if I don’t share the Prime Minister’s optimism.
Vaccinating a complete inhabitants, probably involving two jabs per particular person, is a logistical train the likes of which we haven’t seen since World Battle Two.
Because it stands heading into December, not one of many vaccines have been accepted by any medical regulator anyplace on this planet.
We can not shut the nation down for one more 5 months on the promise of a vaccine rollout working completely, given current historical past tells us there can be important bumps within the highway.
The implications to our lives and livelihoods are just too nice.
Tomorrow’s vote must change into a watershed second.