Doing My Bit to Help Destroy the Economy

Doing My Bit to Help Destroy the Economy

August 2020

The UK government implemented the 2020 Coronavirus Act and ordered me to stay at home and not to go to work. I did as I was told and thousands of companies went into administration and millions of people were made unemployed.

You informed me that if I wanted to travel abroad that I would be required to quarantine myself for a minimum of 14 days. I always assumed the unhealthy had to be quarantined and not the healthy, but that's what you demanded. You also imposed the requirement of having to wear a face mask when flying for 11 hours from Heathrow to San Francisco. I don't fly abroad anymore.

Home Office, 8th June 2020.

"From today there are new rules for passengers coming into the UK.. Travellers will need to share contact details, travel information, and self-isolate for 14 days or they may incur a fine. "

I'm glad I stopped flying because I just don't think I could afford the fines anymore. As it states on your website: "Provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK. You must complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country. ... ". I don't have Internet access at home as I'm elderly and a bit before my time and so have to access the Internet at the local library, but you closed that.

Number 10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister, 19th August 2020.

"TRAVEL ADVICE: You may be fined up to £100 if you refuse to provide your contact details prior to entering the UK."

You issued a highly confusing message of who I could and could not meet socially. To be on the safe side, I stopped going out and no longer meet friends and family.

Number 10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister, 8th July 2020.

"You must socially distance from people you don’t live with or are not in a support bubble with."

You informed me that I would be required to wear a face mask when doing my weekly shop for groceries. I now no longer visit supermarkets and buy my goods online.

Number 10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister, 22nd July 2020.

"From Friday in England, face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets, as well as on public transport."

You ordered me to wear a face mask when visiting a cafe or restaurant. I no longer attend such eating establishments.

Number 10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister, 24th July 2020.

"It will be compulsory to wear a face covering when buying food and drink to takeaway from cafes and shops"

You stated I had to wear a face mask when travelling on public transport. I stopped using it.

Number 10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister, 29th July 2020.

"In England you need to wear a face covering over your mouth and nose when on public transport and in shops."

You said I had to wear a face mask when visiting a museum, cinema, library or place of worship. I stopped going to such venues.

Number 10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister, 3rd August 2020.

"You will be required to wear a face covering in more indoor settings such as museums, cinemas, libraries and places of worship."

You then said that not enough people were wearing face masks, even though there had been no preliminary trials to assess face mask rash, gum disease and long term respiratory problems. And so you increased the fines extending up to a maximum of £3,200. After being made redundant by your own lockdown measures, there is no way I could possibly afford such fines and so decided to venture out of my home even less.

Number 10 Downing, UK Prime Minister, 16th August 2020.

"We’re putting tougher measures in place to target serious breaches of coronavirus restrictions. Fines for not wearing a face covering will double for repeat offences, up to £3,200."

My - I thought a £3,200 fine was a lot but I was mistaken when I read of your £10,000 fines for unlawful gatherings. I'm glad I don't go out anymore as I just don't know what would become of me and my trusty old dog if I was fined £10,000.

Number 10 Downing, UK Prime Minister, 23rd of August 2020.

"Tougher fines for breaching social distancing restrictions will come into effect on Friday. If you host an unlawful gathering, you might be fined £10,000. And those who participate will face £100 fines, with the amount doubling on each offence up to £3,200."

And the threats of fines kept coming with ever stronger language. First, for repeatedly refusing to wear a face nappy. Then £10,000 for organising unlawful gatherings. And next fines up to £3,200 for attending a gathering of more than 30 people. I no longer understand such threats because we hear in the news how Piers Corbyn was fined £10,000 for organising an anti-lockdown protest while at the same time BLM and Extinction Rebellion protests escaped any form of prosecution.

I was raised to believe that you don't get the best out of people by threatening them, but maybe I am now viewed as old-fashioned in this New Abnormal.

Number 10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister, 2nd of September 2020.

"Gatherings of more than 30 people are illegal. Breaking the rules could cost you thousands. If you attend an illegal gathering, you could be fined £100, increasing on each offence up to £3,200."

Indeed, a strange piece of totalitarian bullying since mass-gatherings on beaches, etc are known not to be COVID-19 transmitters:

Analysis: Here’s why BLM protests, crowded beaches and eased lockdown have not caused a second wave, The Telegraph, 18th of July 2020.

I saw your "Rule of 6" threat, but to be honest it washed over me like water off a duck's back as I don't go out anymore and no longer have any friends. I'll say one thing though that I was surprised it wasn't called the the "Rule of 3" as you tend to like playing the psychological game of 3s. Remember to always say a thing 3 times so it sinks in, and then to use 3 words because you believe everyone is as stupid as yourself such as "Protect the NHS", and to finish it off with phrases in groups of three such as "Protect the NHS --> Stay at Home --> Save Lives". Why the final subgroup wasn't "Help Save Lives" I'll never know but I put it down to showing how thick you lot are.

Number 10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister, 15th of September 2020.

"Remember the ”Rule of 6”. In England you can only socialise in groups of up to 6 people, both indoors and outdoors."

My - how you like threatening with fines the people who elect you.

Gosh - there is no end to this madness. I see that from the 28th of September there are more £10,000 fines for not adhering to self-isolation or as I call it - quarantining the healthy. To think, all these fines could bankrupt a person and make them homeless, but then again I suppose you need to raise money somehow since you guys don't produce anything.

Number 10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister, 20th of September 2020

"From 28 September people will be required by law to self-isolate, those breaking the rules face fines starting at £1,000, increasing up to £10,000. A £500 Test & Trace Support payment will be available for those on lower incomes who can't work from home."

I'm glad I got myself used to not going outside, not travelling on public transport, not visiting shops and indoor settings because on the 22nd of September a whole raft of new anti-human liberty measures were introduced. It must be noted that all these measures were enforced by decree and without parliamentary debate, but that's how a totalitarian regime works - you know the one of Saddam Hussein that UKGov criticised and committed an act of genocide to remove. What goes around comes around I suppose.

Number 10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister, 23rd of September 2020.

"We are introducing new restrictions in England to reduce the spread of coronavirus. "

Additional decreed orders:

  • Work from home.

  • All pubs, bars and restaurants operating a table-only service and 10pm curfew.

  • Made law that all staff and customers must wear face masks in retail and hospitality venues.

  • The "Rule of 6" extended to all indoor adult team sports.

  • A stricter enforcement of the legal requirement to wear face masks and the first fine increased from £100 to £200 and businesses forced to close for failure to adhere.

Your loyal citizen - doing their bit to help destroy the British economy and its social infrastructure.

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It would appear I am not alone, with 2 million fewer supermarket visits in the week after face nappies were made mandatory:

Supermarket sales in Great Britain slowed after face-covering rule, The Guardian, 18th of August 2020.

And to think a Conservative government forcing the nationalising of the railways - who would have thought:

ONS recognises full nationalisation of the UK railways, FT, 31st of July 2020.