Britain was once thought of as “a free country”
Now look at it. Middle-aged ladies handcuffed behind their backs because they are wicked enough to sit on a bench overlooking the sea.
Two young women stopped and each given £200 fines for the “crime” of having driven (separately, at that) to a lake about 10 miles from their homes, where they were planning to take a walk together.
They, and/or similar women, were also fined because they had cups of peppermint tea.
I am not joking. Derbyshire’s pathetic and unpleasant plod force, which made itself notorious in 2020 for similar “poundland KGB” activities, informed the women that the tea counted as “a picnic”, which (ludicrously enough in itself) is “banned” under the stupid “virus” “lockdown” “rules”.
“It comes as footage emerged showing three police officers surrounding a woman for allegedly leaving her house more than once in a day.
Another four officers appear to arrest a different woman for what she claims was ‘sitting on a bench’ on the seafront.
The new rules were on full show on Saturday when a woman was surrounded by three police who claimed she had left her house more than once.
The woman, who is joined by an elderly man, bursts into tears as the police interrogate her over the alleged lockdown violation in Bournemouth.
The officer, who was wearing a face covering, continues but the woman starts crying and wipes her eyes.
She says: ‘How have I acted anti-socially, I was sat on a bench having a cup of coffee, that is not anti-social.’
One officer tells the first woman: ‘At the moment you’re allowed out for exercise once a day.
‘You’ve been filmed today in the town centre and around here and walking up and down.’
Meanwhile the cameraman walks over to another part of the promenade where a woman is being cuffed by four different officers.
The four officers lead her away in handcuffs while other pedestrians ask why they feel it is necessary.
The footage comes to an end as the second woman is led to a police van while the first continues to bicker with the police.
Derbyshire Police faced criticism on Friday for taking the lockdown crackdown too far after officers swooped on two friends for driving just seven miles to go for a walk at a beauty spot.
As a result, the ‘intimidating’ force is reviewing its Covid operations after getting clarification about the rules, with West Mercia Police also mocked for threatening to fine people £200 for playing in the snow.
Elsewhere, Norfolk Police revealed a couple had travelled 130 miles from their home in Wellingborough in Northamptonshire to Horsey on Thursday to look at a seal colony.” [So?]
Last night, the Broseley and Much Wenlock division of West Mercia Police tweeted: ‘There have been two reports of snowballs being thrown last night between 11 and 11.30pm.
‘This is obviously not a justifiable reason to be out of your house, this behaviour is likely to result in a £200 Fixed Penalty Notice for breaking the lockdown rules.’
Meanwhile, Derbyshire Police fined beautician Jessica Allen and her British Airways flight attendant friend Eliza Moore £200 each for driving for a socially distanced stroll at Foremark Reservoir, which despite not being her nearest park is only 10 minutes from her house.
The pair were also told their cups of Starbucks peppermint tea, which they bought at a drive-thru, were not allowed because they were ‘classed as a picnic’.
Current lockdown guidance instructs the public to limit exercise – including running, cycling, swimming and walking – to once per day, and says while people can leave their home, they should not travel outside their local area.” [Daily Mail]
As seen in 2020, official “guidance” and “advice” is being conflated with law. The whole idea of the “rule of law” and “a society under law” is trashed by such conflation.
The sheer state of this country! Yes, police warning or threatening about snowballs thrown in people’s own gardens, or getting hold of some old lady, handcuffing her hands behind her back (as seen on American “reality” TV…) and bundling her away, “mobhanded”, may all seem somehow funny or eccentric, but in reality this is now not even the “toytown” police state seen 8, 9, 10 months ago. This is now becoming a real police state.
There is now no legitimate (or competent) government, no check on that by a viable official Opposition. The Press, radio and TV mostly retail government propaganda and the “fake news” of the misnamed “SAGE” scientific drones [aka “DUMB”— Department Under Matt and Boris]. As for “journalists”, 95% of them just spout officially-approved news. Soviet Britain.
It is not confined to the “virus” “panicdemic”. We see the attack on free speech continuing too (and not only in the UK…across the Western world).
I would have more feeling of “solidarity” had Maajid Nawaz and Niall Ferguson (and Peter Hitchens, and Toby Young and Douglas Murray and others) said one word of support for me when I was disbarred at the instigation of the Jew lobby: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/…
Neither did any of those people mentioned say one word of support for Alison Chabloz, persecuted and even prosecuted for singing satirical songs about the hoaxes and fakery around the so-called “holocaust” farrago.
Dan Snow, the personification of unmerited System privilege.
“I feel a dark, oppressive foreboding which makes spring seem very far away. Why is this? [Peter Hitchens, in the Mail on Sunday].
NWO/ZOG manipulations, “lawfare” etc. A Gordian Knot. Cut that knot.
Excellent. The Twitter account “@echtDutch” is always worth seeing.
Radio 4 politics
Just listening to some Radio 4 politics show. Oh, dear…They interview Margaret Beckett, now a member of the House of Lords. As an MP, an expenses cheat and freeloader who made sure to employ her husband on expenses as well. Unlike most British politicians, not a complete idiot, but her greed and careerism vitiates her better qualities.
Now they interview the Jewish former Conservative Party leader, Michael “Howard”. Not a particularly nice person, but far from the worst of the Jews in politics in the UK.
Finally, an interview with Joanna Cherry, described as “a senior member of the SNP”. I suppose that that is so, but the very idea that the SNP can have a “senior member” is a bit of a joke, bearing in mind that the SNP had only a handful of MPs until 2015.
Joanna Cherry seems another not particularly nice person: a rather bullish lesbian, several of whose Parliamentary staff complained about being bullied, both by her and by her office manager (Joanna Cherry herself was officially exonerated later). There have also been problems over her expenses since 2015.
Britain deserves better politicians.
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I was a practising barrister, and during the years 2002-2008 was based in Exeter (professionally; I lived in Brittany from 2005). Local politicians and bureaucrats are often deadheads. The few I met in Exeter were no exception.
So what does the Government of Clowns do? Make the entire country stay at home on pain of penalty…
You still see tweets and other comment to the effect that the first and second “lockdowns” did not work because a very small number of people broke the (probably legally invalid) “rules”. What nonsense.
The real fallout from the “lockdown(s)” or shutdowns will come later, when the British people will be unable to get medical care, dental care, jobs, decent pay, and when their children will be unable, after pointless further education, to get even the most basic work, or much of a future.
Little Matt Hancock. As for Keir Starmer, the Jewish-lobby puppet now posing as Labour leader, he thinks that the only thing wrong with “lockdown” no.3 is that it should be stricter or tougher! So…everyone should sit at home and wait to starve?
What a total limp waste of space this Starmer is! I have heard two interventions from him this week, the “Government should be supported but do it tougher” statement today and, a few days ago, “People should now resume weekly clapping for NHS (or whatever)”. That one fell totally flat too.
No System party now has any legitimacy.