Shops can open now, and are doing so.

There is no law saying that you cannot travel to work, or work there when you arrive.  There is no law saying you cannot receive customers onto your premises.  B & Q started with click and collect and then proceeded to allow a small number of people into their stores, observing distancing rules.  The same applies to any other shop.

The UK is not run by Presidential decree.  We have a Parliamentary system of government.  Someone ought to let the Prime Minister know.  He sounds like a complete idiot.

Are there any politicians willing to stand up for the British Constitution?

Yes.  There is one.  Robin Tilbrook Chairman and co-founder of the English Democrats.  He’s bringing a case against the government stating that the lockdown is illegal as there is no Act Of Parliament which permits it, a bit like the case he brought stating that Brexit actually happened on March 31st last year.  He is worth backing as there is no one in Westminster willing to utter a word against the medical hierarchy of world power running their plague of corruption – the people with the fattest cheque books in history.

Furthermore, are there any lawyers willing to help retailers to open their businesses?

Probably more than a few.  But one who is already active in the field is also Robin Tilbrook of Tilbrooks of Ongar in Essex.

Give him a call, and find out what the law actually says you can do – NOW.  Don’t wait for our non-Constitutional and corrupted politicians to be able to make up their minds.  They can’t make up their minds, and are lying about everything, held to ransom by corrupt medical ‘experts’ who are claiming to be scientific.  We have no choice but to move on without them or see our economy disappear.  The disease can be dealt with, no matter, but not by a never ending lockdown which is killing far more people than any it might be saving.

Robin Tilbrook’s number is listed online.

Front Bench tries to make sense of the government’s inaction thus –

While we await the details, Camilla Tominey sets out that yesterday’s address was rather vague, with only the broadest outlines of what might be possible in the coming months and the factors on which such easing will be judged. We explain the full details here.

– Work, not family –

The focus of the speech was almost entirely economic. That reflects concerns in the Cabinet at the mounting damage to the nation’s private and public balance sheets and the accompanying health and social damage that will bring.

Yet, it seems like a rather glaring omission that the PM did not refer to friends or family at all in his speech. Despite earlier briefings about a “bubble” or households being allowed to merge, the only easing (explained to journalists separately and not mentioned in the speech) is that people may meet a single person from another household outdoors and at an appropriate distance.

There is no doubt good reason for not easing restrictions on family interaction, but it seemed odd not to even mention that this was a sacrifice being made, while at the same time raising the slight chance that in July some cinemas might reopen.

– Nothing to see here –

Perhaps the strangest element of it all, however, was how little actual substance there was for a national address. The central message of the 13-minute speech was that those who cannot work from home are actively encouraged to go into work. However, that is simply an attempt to get people to follow the original lockdown measures and undo unexpectedly overzealous compliance.

The “key workers” designation was only intended to apply to those who could continue to send their children to school. Instead, only a tiny fraction of eligible children continued to turn up, while the public and businesses saw the designation as a reason to shut down and stay home.

On that measure, this is not an easing at all but simply a change in messaging.


I think I’ve worked it out…

* 4 year olds can go to school but university students who have paid for their tuition and the accommodation that they aren’t living in, can’t go back to university.

* I can go to school with many 4 year olds that I’m not related to but can’t see one 4 year old that I am related to.

* I can sit in a park, but not tomorrow or Tuesday but by Wednesday that’ll be fine.

* I can meet one person from another household for a chat or to sunbathe but not two people so if I know two people  from another household I have to pick my favourite. Hopefully, I’m also their favourite person from my household or this could be awkward. But possibly I’m not. In fact, thinking about it, I definitely wouldn’t be. But as I can’t go closer than 2m to the one I choose anyway so you wouldn’t think having the other one sat next to them would matter – unless two people would restrict my eyeline too much and prevent me from being alert.

* I can work all day with my colleagues but I can’t sit in their garden for a chat after work.

* I can now do unlimited exercise when quite frankly just doing an hour a day felt like I was some kind of fitness guru. I can think of lots of things that I would like to be unlimited but exercise definitely isn’t one of them.

* I can drive to other destinations although which destinations is unclear. I was supposed to be in Brighton this weekend. Can I drive there? It’s hundreds of miles away but no one has said that’s wrong.

* The buses are still running past my house but I shouldn’t get on one. We should just let empty buses drive around so bus drivers aren’t doing nothing.

* It will soon be time to quarantine people coming into the country by air… but not yet. It’s too soon. And not ever if you’re coming from France because… well, I don’t do know why, actually. Because the French version of coronavirus wouldn’t come to the UK maybe.

* Our youngest children go back to school first because… they are notoriously good at not touching things they shouldn’t, maintain personal space at all times and never randomly lick you.

* We are somewhere in between 3.5 and 4.5 on a five point scale where 5 is all of the virus and 1 is none of the virus but 2,3 and 4 can be anything you’d like it to be really. Some of the virus? A bit of the virus? Just enough virus to see off those over 70s who were told to self isolate but now we’ve realised that they’ve done that a bit too well  despite us offloading coronavirus patients into care homes and now we are claiming that was never said in the first place, even though it’s in writing in the stay at home guidance.

* The slogan isn’t stay at home any more.So we don’t have to say at home. Except we do. Unless we can’t. In which case we should go out. But there will be fines if we break the rules. So don’t do that.

Don’t forget…

Stay alert… which Robert Jenrick has explained actually means Stay home as much as possible. Obviously.

Control the virus. Well, I can’t even control my dogs and I can actually see them. Plus I know a bit about dogs and very little about controlling viruses.

Save lives. Always preferable to not saving lives, I’d say, so I’ll try my best with that
one, although hopefully I don’t need telling to do that. I know I’m bragging now but not NOT saving lives is something I do every day.

So there you are.  If you’re the weirdo wanting unlimited exercise then enjoy. But not until Wednesday. Obviously.

PS When can Year 7 go back to school? Not even asking for a friend!