It can also tell difference between ‘work’ indoor spaces and home indoor spaces, apparently
A ‘tired’-sounding Matt Hancock appeared on BBC Radio Manchester yesterday to ‘explain’ the new lockdown rules applying to a large swathe of northern England. Even for the frequently-‘confused’ Hancock, it was a performance that has to be heard to be believed.
According to Hancock:
- there has to be a border to the lockdown areas, but the virus doesn’t care about borders
- the virus spreads in gardens but not in parks
- homes are a dangerous source of viral spread, but indoor workplaces are ok
- travel outside the lockdown zones is ok, but it’s also not ok
- the government’s law on lockdown and its guidance on lockdown say different things, yet Hancock uses them interchangeably – but it’s all ‘really clear’
- you can go to the pub where strangers are sitting, but not with friends or family from a different home
This is not satire. Listen for yourself:
Yet the Tories continue to claim ‘resounding success’ and praise themselves for their handling of a crisis in which they have caused tens of thousands of needless deaths – and for the most part the media still continue to simply amplify their claims without challenge.
The rare occasions, like this, when the likes of Hancock are actually challenged over their nonsense need to be shared widely.
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