Lockdown & Loss of Freedom – Why the Sinister Silence from the Media?

Comment: 

Clearly, the mainstream media in both the UK and the USA has bought into the Government(s) message, which is that we’re all obeying the scientists/medical experts.  On other threads, we’ve discussed the fact that not all scientists and doctors agree but those who don’t agree are kept well away from the microphones and TV studios.  We are getting one message only from people programmed to repeat it and not question it.  Given the examples in the Tucker Carlson video above, which reflect what is happening here in the UK, we need to find a way of challenging the silence of the mainstream media which is, surely, sinister by any standard.  That no-one is questioning the loss of our freedoms, in this unique situation, is definitely sinister.  

Remember, this is primarily a religious question – as is everything to do with human life, in fact.  If there is no-one in the media questioning the danger of the nation (if not the entire world) sleep-walking into totalitarianism, then our churches will be closed forever. And there will be no need to speculate on whether we are now suffering a chastisement – it will be indisputably the case.   

The opportunity for the voice of the public to be heard is limited, but it is possible to make some level of protest through, for example, certain radio programmes.  The LBC (Leading the British Conversation) phone-in shows allow members of the public to broadcast their views.  Click here and then check out the shows, pick the one you think might be worth a  try, and dial the number as soon as possible after the show goes on air. 

Thus, you may do some simple Catholic Action by telephone, using, perhaps some of the facts on our other threads, to make a point – notably The Truth About The Lockdown

Entrust your efforts to Our Lady, in this her special month, and who knows what good might come of it.  Whatever, it’s worth reflecting on the strange phenomenon of a media wholly silent on the loss of our civil liberties, when we would normally expect them to be interrogating politicians, doctors and the police to hold them to account for their role in instituting and applying the draconian measures designed to keep us in our homes – perhaps indefinitely. 

75 responses

  1. The Tucker Carlson video was truly frightening – at least, to an American. To citizens of the UK? Not so much, it would appear. But I don’t think the media silence about this totalitarianism is strange at all. The media has long been just an arm and mouthpiece of the globalist agenda, which means that journalism has long been dead. Replaced by propaganda, scripts read on teleprompters by well-paid propagandists. So the media is doing exactly what one would expect them to do, if one has been paying attention. If you’ve sold your soul to the Devil, then your course of action is going to be predictable. You’re in the lies business.

    So don’t look to the media for any defense of civil liberties, including the right to worship God – the Christian God, that is. Concerned citizens will have to look to alternative sources of news, first, if they understand that this panic-demic just doesn’t add up. As far as sources of legal redress against abuses of authority, there are a number of organizations active in that arena in the USA, but I couldn’t say what that landscape looks like in the UK.

    May God have mercy on us all.

    • It’s very frightening. To trust in God and say our rosary and wear our brown scapular and miraculous medals is what we should be doing. We should do what we can too alert people and protest as far as possible.

      • Catherine,

        I do agree abut the need to trust in God, say the rosary etc.

        I’m glad you added “alert people and protest” as well, though, because the prayer should lead us to do that. Being a passive Christian is not an option for us.

    • RCA Victor,

      There is definitely a difference between the attitudes to personal freedom in the USA and the UK. There’s a lot of talk over here about having won the war and how our veterans got us our freedom, but then at the first sign of totalitarianism from within the country, everyone just goes along to get along. It’s madness.

      They even turn it into a virtue, talking about our sacrifice, and how we’re all in this together.

      I remember laughing at this same nonsense during the “austerity” years, when we were told the same thing – there were around 20 millionaires in the Government Cabinet telling us we were “all in this together”. They play us for fools all the time. The Americans are not as stupid – suddenly, your Constitutional right to bear arms is making a lot of sense to me, where it didn’t used to.

      • Freedom of speech doesn’t exist in the UK, at least not in the American sense. The political class here fiercely promotes ‘freedom of the press’, but this is a freedom enjoyed only by a tiny metropolitan elite. Have you heard of the Count Dankula case? Truly frightening.

        The information market in the UK is monopolised by one social class of people. It is not a free market. The press should serve the people, not their own selfish interests. True freedom of speech should exist at the level of the individual, a right held equally by all and not just one class of people.

    • RCA Victor,

      It really does give pause for thought that we don’t have anything equivalent to Tucker Carlson on TV in the UK. You are so lucky to have him in the USA.

      At one time I would have watched Newsnight because that would be where the politicians would be challenged but I haven’t even bothered to check it out since the lockdown began, because it is highly unlikely that it would buck the trend, being a BBC production anyway.

      I think it’s true that Americans do value their freedom more than people in the UK do. We are much more subservient, very trusting in a situation like this where we really ought to be more objective minded.

      • Michaela,

        I had another thought about this lack of resistance, but not sure it makes any sense: do the citizens of the UK still consider themselves subjects of the Crown, or do they consider themselves free citizens?

        • RCA Victor,

          We are, actually, subjects of the Queen, although I don’t think many people will actually know that. I think it’s just the way the people are over here, a bit gullible, too trusting of officials. They just can’t believe that doctors and scientists might be wrong and so the government is right to obey the doctors and scientists.

          I don’t really think it’s got anything to do with being subjects because, like I say, most people won’t know that and they will, I think, consider themselves to be free citizens, as you put it.

          I’ve just checked my passport – I’m nearly sure it used to say “subject” but the one I have now is an EU passport and inside it just says “Her Britannic Majesty’s Secretary of State Requests and requires in the Name of Her Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance, and to afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary.”

          So, it doesn’t use the word “subject” or the word “citizen”.

      • Michaela,

        I think you are correct about the British being subservient. The French seem more inclined to civil disobedience. In fact, they have rioted recently, at least the Muslim ones, in the banlieue of Paris. They always seem to be rioting, and striking, and protesting. Would we do better to be more like the French?

    • In the USA the people have the ultimate sanction against tyranny. It is the First Amendment to thrust constitution, the right to bear arms.

      • I am not sure if the right to bear arms is still a sufficient safeguard against tyranny. That provision was written at a time when the state still had cavalry and musketeers for an army. These days, they have tanks and tactical nuclear weapons and an air force and a smorgasbord of other military technologies we don’t even know about. I can’t see how a civilian mob would be able to take on that, even if they did have their own guns.

        I think the only safeguard against tyranny is for the Pope to consecrate Russia. If he doesn’t do that then there can be no peace in any country.

  2. From Liam,
    Please watch the following again:
    https://catholictruthblog.com/2020/04/21/coronavirus-the-unfolding-of-the-fatima-prophesy-about-chastisement/

    There are important lessons about how to resist this devilish garbage in the video from Ireland. Pavel said “You can not live in a lie”. Orwell said A “Some are more equal than others” B “In an age of deceit to tell the truth is an act of revolution”.

    We are already well down the track of brainwashing. One of the young people on the video asking the Bishops to reopen our churches told me the following. The response from the majority of the laity was hate mail stating that she and the others involved were extremist and deluded. The people from the Pope down in the past (see all John Smeaton’s items on SPUC news) and at present are involved in promoting and endorsing the brainwashing over many years.

    E.g. Cardinal Nicholls closed churches and then denied he had done so. The Bishops conference assumes powers it does not have in church law to continually lead us astray by default and design. Pope Francis in a Pharoh like role has endorsed the following 3 plagues: 1 The virus, 2 The closure of Churches and Sacramental life, 3 Economic disaster. As a previous blogger commented the situation has stopped a lot of sacrilegious communion (Mainly due the the 90% of Catholics who use contraception and abortifacients. The Vatican stated in 2006 that those using the pill etc. were automatically excommunicated as were the clergy who by silence or default allowed its use. The excommunication also applies to all involved).

    I’m sure God does not want Churches to reopen to business as usual but wants a Church that reopens to mass conversion and authentic repentance. If God foresees that such repentance is not forthcoming the chastisements spoken of in many apparitions and prophecies will follow maybe in the form of more plagues until the Pope and all of us learn to trade in reality face the truth of our times and truly repent.

    Love prayers Liam.

  3. I’ve just sent the link to this thread to the handful of email addresses given by some of the TV companies (clearly, none of them really want to hear from the public; the BBC one has just bounced back) with the aim of simply letting them know that we’re not all daft.

  4. One thing that Tucker doesn’t mention is how did the police know that the woman had arranged a play date for her toddler? Some snitch had to tell them. So, we are well down the road with totalitarian methods – and it happened at breakneck speed. I’m gobsmacked.

    I’m not too surprised at the silent media, though – they’ve always been nothing more than useful idiots. They sit in their studios talking to each other as if they’re experts themselves. I seldom watch the news all the way through now.

    • Margaret Mary,

      I tend to just tune in for the headlines and tune right out again. It infuriates me to watch these idiots talking to one another. I remember one retired news broadcaster writing an article or a book on the subject, in which he said it was a big mistake to switch from inviting people who actually knew the topic, and so knew what they were talking about, to just talking to their own reporters. I have a feeling it was a cost-cutting exercise, but not sure. Whatever the reason, it demeans the topics. If the BBC is going to tell me something about law or medicine, I want to hear it directly from an expert in law or medicine not from somebody with a degree in journalism (at best!)

      • Josephine,

        I agree with you about experts, but a word of caution. It was “experts” who got us into this lockdown mess, “experts” who just happen to be on the payrolls of the Chinese Communists (WHO), Bill Gates, and/or Big Pharma.

        The medical experts I try to pay attention to are the ones abiding by their professional ethics by pointing out the gaping holes in the foundation of this “crisis.”

        You know, the ones censored by YouTube, Facebook, Twitter….and even Fox News, which recently fired a pair of black female commentators for daring to question The Narrative.

        “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…”

    • Lily,

      I find the snitching really disgusting. A person has to be a really low-life to do that, IMHO. The police in the Tucker Carlson video are a disgrace and I wonder how they can look themselves in the mirror Do they not realise that this could happen to someone in their family at some point?

  5. The media in the UK is a joke. At least in the USA they do have another voice via Fox News and people like Tucker Carlson, Judge Jeanine etc. In the UK, they’re just a bunch of parrots. It’s really only in outlets like this, that we can find out what is really going on. The two videos of the doctors on the truth about the lockdown thread are eye-openers. I can’t see those given air time on the mainstream news, radio or TV.

    I also think that nobody will be allowed to give contrary information on LBC – I’m not a regular listener to them but I think you’d get cut off the minute you showed real knowledge of the situation. If it’s just a whinge they’ll allow that because it gives the impression that we have free speech, but they will not allow any really challenging facts get out, IMHO.

    • Listening to LBC made me a Leaver. I had voted Remain, but listening to the condescending and smug way that presenters would treat Leave-supporting callers convinced me that there really was a liberal metropolitan elite who despise ordinary working individuals in this country. This elite controls the flow of information, and they do so for their own selfish interests and not for the benefit of the common good. Information is a good and no one group possess exclusive right to it, just as one group may not justly own all the land and deprive ordinary people of owning property.

      • I meant to add in my reply to MM,

        Yes, the USA does seem to have more of a genuine free market when it comes to information. But it’s still not ideal… The media should be subservient to the common good. Individuals on the other hand should have freedom to act according to their own conscience… A concept that we have almost lost in the West.

  6. For accurate news, I wonder how many bloggers have tried sites like Breitbart, which has a London/Europe tab, or WorldNetDaily, which has a “World” section. Also, if you go to the Canon212 website, paying no attention to the headlines/articles (which are written in the sardonic spirit of the sedevacantists, though the site owner is not sv), you will find a long list of links to other news sites, Catholic and secular, at the bottom. A good number of them deal with issues beyond the borders of the USA.

    And speaking of Breitbart’s London tab, here’s Nigel Farage’s take on the Kung Flu panic-demic:

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/05/04/nigel-farage-warns-eu-will-use-coronavirus-to-prevent-brexit/

    • RCA Victor,

      Funny that you should mention Nigel, and I will read that link shortly, but I selected HIS LBC show a few weeks back and rang in with my comment. I did get to say quite a bit, but the minute I mentioned Event 201 and the Bill Gates Foundation he said “O, I’m not buying that…” and cut me off.

      There is a major problem with all of this in that because there have been so many alleged “conspiracy theories”, now that the theories are becoming reality, those invested with the establishment, don’t want to be classed as giving credibility to said “conspiracy theories.” What was that about diabolical disorientation? So, yes, it’s funny that you should mention Nigel Farage – hilarious, actually 😀

      Maybe someone else could have a go? They seem to like first time callers, so if you haven’t called before, try now… By the way, they only ask for your Christian name and location. There’s no checking, so if you want to use a pseudonym, I won’t tell if you don’t !

      PS – JUST LOOKED at the headline – he’s only worried about Brexit, not about our loss of freedom. How disappointing – unless the report says differently, of course. You know what these editors are like choosing controversial headlines 😀

      • Editor

        I agree. Nigel Farage has really disappointed me with his falling for this Covid-19 ruse. Just shows that after 20 years of campaigning for Brexit he still trusts the media and government not to lie to the people. He has really shocked me, falling for this obvious stunt.

  7. In his Encyclical Divini Redemptorist of March 19, 1937, Pope Pius XI, exposing Communism for the evil it is, wrote:

    …A third powerful factor in the diffusion of Communism is the conspiracy of silence on the part of a large section of the non-Catholic press in the world. We say conspiracy, because it is impossible otherwise to explain how a press usually so eager to exploit even the little daily incidents of life has been able to remain silent for so long about the horrors perpetrated in Russia, in Mexico and even in a great part of Spain; and that it should have relatively little to say concerning a world organisation as vast as Russian Communism. This silence is due in part to short-sighted political policy, and is favoured by various occult forces which for a long time have been working for the overthrow of the Christian social order…

    How the Church cries out today for a Pope with such wisdom and zeal, alas obscured since the Communists won control in the Church through their second “October revolution”, the one launched On October 13, 1962 and otherwise known to all as Vatican II.

    How devious the apocalyptic Red Dragon is, choosing the anniversary of the great miracle of the sun at Fatima to launch his own great miracle, that of the “new Pentecost” which has since proved to be an anti-Pentecost that commenced a great apostasy while the successors of the Apostles on in silent blindness! Once the Church was silenced it was open season for the secular media and the world was doomed! This stands at the heart of it all.

    Yes, the media, known simply as “the press” back in the days of Pius XI, is wholly owned by the enablers of Communism, those “occult forces” the Pope spoke of, Freemasonry being principle among them.

    Prior to the fake Covid-19 plague, there was utter silence in the press about the persecution of the Chinese underground Catholic Church, a brutal persecution that has gone on for 18 months since the Vatican signed a secret agreement with Beijing. See how it all comes together?

    Now we have people like George Soros pressuring YouTube to take down any video that contradicts the Communist/Masonic propaganda put out by the controlled media, while governments introduce more and more state surveillance and impose more and more totalitarian control over the world’s population. We can see how everything Our Lady of Fatima predicted is unfolding before our eyes, all emanating originally from Russia.

    I suspect that some dissenting third party media sites will be allowed to continue publishing the truth, for a while anyway, but will be mocked generally as “conspiracy theorist” outlets that do great harm to truth.

    For their part, the masses, sadly less well educated than in previous generations, despite modern technology, will just go along with the propaganda, like dead fish flowing with the current.

    In this regard, it never ceases to amaze me just how many people buy into the most ridiculous stories put out by the media rather than use their human reason and spend a little time researching to check that what they’re being told is true. Like brainless sponges, they just soak up all the Communist/Masonic propaganda. I don’t think the world has ever been this submissive to the “Father of Lies”. Such blindness!

    • It’s interesting that you mention Freemasonry and Communism. Freedom of speech is an Enlightenment (i.e. Freemasonic) concept. Surely mass media organisations are bound by moral principles and do not have the moral right to manipulate and lie to the public. What we have im the West is freedom of the press for wealthy organisations but not individuals, which is a twisted version of right to freedom of speech… truly Orwellian.

  8. Dear Editor RCAVictor EtAl,
    With
    Anyone on here who o looks for their n news from the Biased BBC, Itv or especially Channel 4 or the Lugen Presse will only have what I call satanic news.
    If anyone has time on their hands I recommend The conservative tree house, William briggs, breitbart london and joannennova and if you want real science WUWT.

    Obviously top of the list is Catholic truth.

    Since the scandal of Climategate nothing surprises me, except the gullibility of the sheeple to believe what the lying main stream media promulgate.
    They (we) were softened up with the global warming fraud which pagan religion our Pontiff is a fully paid up member of
    The New world (Satanist) order are near the finishing line.
    Btw for peek in Scotland can recommend a great Scottish doctor named Dr Malcolm Kendrick.
    His website is well worth a look.
    Not just on his take on this house arrest but his debunking of the great low carb diet nonsense.

  9. Western politicians, notably the UK Conservative party, defend the ‘freedom of the press’, a supposedly liberal-democratic value. But this freedom is only enjoyed by the liberal metropolitan elite who run the media. What we have in this country is not freedom of speech for individuals, but only for organisations, particularly those with lots of money. It is nonsense that we have freedom of speech in this country. Just look at how the Scottish judiciary treated the YouTuber Count Dankula.

    Freedom of speech, in the American sense (second amendment of the US Constitution), isn’t really a Catholic value anyway, it’s a enlightenment/liberal value (i.e. Freemasonic). In the UK, all that freedom of the press has led to is the freedom of media corporations to manipulate the public through misinformation. In fact, this so called liberal value has given cover to governments to limit individual freedom while claiming to respect freedom!

    In a Catholic society, individuals would have freedom, much more than they do now, and YouTubers would not be threatened with prison. But corporate bodies would be limited in their freedom. They would participate in the information market for the benefit of the common good, which is a core principle of Catholic social doctrine. At the moment we have it the other way round. And consequently the information industry is free to lie and manipulate us. What about our right to be protected from mass media? The government doesn’t seem to care much about that.

  10. Sorry folks, this machine won’t let me print Wot I’m thinking!
    Please ignore all the gobbledygook above.

    • Patrick,

      It made sense to me – I didn’t see any gobbledygook. In fact, I’m curious to find our more about Dr Malcolm Kendrick – if there’s a Scotsman rebelling agains the lockdown, I want to know about him. I’ll Google later, since you didn’t provide a link.

      • Sorry Editor,
        If anyone wants a rare piece of sensible medical advise, I strongly recommended typing (drmalcolmkendrick.org/chinese flu) into their search engine.
        His articles on this Wuhan Flu are a breath of fresh air.
        So much so that I am surprised he has not been censored (yet).

  11. Editor, any chance of some good news?
    Most articles on here are so whingey.

    Editor: O, sure… well, there’s nothing really to whinge and/or worry about because they say the people in North Korea are really quite happy. Here’s a travel advert, so it’s not all bad living in a totalitarian society – you’re right. We should be much more positive about it.
    https://www.timetravelturtle.com/life-in-north-korea/

    And here is someone thrilled about life in China “one of the most dynamic and vibrant countries in the world”
    https://www.raconteur.net/current-affairs/whats-it-really-like-to-live-in-china

    So, thank you for that wee prompt. We mustn’t be all negative about the lockdown. Actually, we’re probably being allowed to do more in these weeks, and the months of lockdown ahead, than when we are a fully fledged totalitarian state. Apologies for being so whingey. We really must remember that we’re all in this together and that the new normal is really for our own good. We’ll soon be as happy in our new normal as they already are in China and North Korea. Thanks again, Peter. You’re a star!

  12. I’ve just been reading a report that, disgracefully, the Government is thinking of enforcing “local” lockdown – i.e. specific regions. Then a list of possible regulations, after which the typically patronising us all flourishing finish….

    “We will continue to be guided by the science.”

    Yeah right.

    • Editor

      It’s like a bad James Bond script where everyone ends up subjugated under the evil scientist. Just wait until the economy collapses and the jobs and money dry up, the people won’t be quite as compliant then as they are now.

      • Athanasius,

        That’s so true – a really bad James Bond script !

        I’m not quite so sure about your last sentence, though – I’m beginning to wonder if anything would make the people less compliant. The surveys are showing that people are nervous about the ending of the lockdown, and with the Government paying a chunk of people’s salary, if they can manage along, and putting that together with the nervousness about catching the virus, I’m wondering if the majority would go along with it, no matter how long the Government decide to keep us at home. I really do wonder.

      • Athanasius,

        I recall coming across claims, years ago, that Ian Fleming’s secret organizations, SMERSH and SPECTRE, were disguised depictions of real secret organizations and espionage groups. If so, we need a new 007 to battle this panic-demic nightmare…

        • RCAVictor

          I hadn’t heard that about Flemming but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least. I wonder, though, how much those who do reveal deeper secrets about malign forces act more our of confident and complacent pride, boasting, if you like, about subjugation because they feel safe and smug.

          I am reminded of George Orwell and his novel “1984”. I mean, this guy was a committed Communist apparently revealing what the Communists were going to do to free societies. Was he gloating when he wrote 1984, I wonder?

          • Athanasius,

            I think you’ve hit the nail on the head about the NWO/Communist types. One of the major exposes of the New World Order and its plans, “Tragedy and Hope,” was written by a NWO disciple, Carroll Quigley…one of whose admirers is…Bill Clinton…

            If you get a chance, read the Wikipedia entry on Fleming. He was an accomplished spook.

    • Scottish government have indicated that they desire Coronavirus policy to be devolved. I have the impression that the SNP wish to outdo our English neighbours in lockdown stringency.

      • Miles Immaculatae,

        That could be because Alex Salmond said outside court when he was acquitted, and it’s been reported in the press since, that he is going to be revealing the conspiracy against him and that this reaches to the very top of the SNP: he said that this is not the time, (due to the Coronavirus crisis), and commentators within the Party (e.g. Jim Sillars) have opined that what he divulges could be the end of the SNP as we know it.

        So, maybe Nicola wants to keep the lockdown in place for as long as possible and doesn’t want to risk Boris lifting the restrictions too soon. It certainly is odd that she wants the matter devolved, given that there have been so few deaths in Scotland so far. Can’t help reflecting, therefore, that there may be a more sinister motive than concern for the sick, in her request 😀

        • Editor

          I was just saying the same thing to someone today. Nicola Sturgeon is terrified to lift the lockdown because of what Alex Salmond is going to reveal about the SNP and the fake sexual assault charges. This is going to be explosive and she knows it. Please God it will come out soon and this country will be rid of that Marxist party for ever.

          • Athanasius,

            The end would be great but if the means is an extended lockdown, she’s even more shameless than I thought.

            • Lily

              I’m utterly convinced that this is the reason why she’s delaying the lift on lockdown beyond the UK timetable (whatever that is).

  13. Here is an interview on TalkRadio with Peter Hitchens – he’s been an outspoken critic of the lockdown from the start. This is worth a listen

    • Josephine,

      Peter brought up a very interesting point: the use by Communist regimes of “safety valves,” which give the impression of allowing dissent, but are really nothing but disagreement on points of minutiae having no bearing on the overall policy.

      I was told years ago that Fox News was one such safety valve, here in the USA.

      So the current version of safety valves in America would be such things as disputes over the number of ventilators being distributed, complaints about the availability of tests for the virus, or the Democrats lying about when the Trump Administration’s reaction to this began, etc.

      None of those has any effect on the essential policy, which is to cause and take advantage of widespread panic over something whose effect is minimal. And the Chinese origin of this “something” only adds to the panic, because, dontcha know, this was created by the Big Bad Communist Boogeyman, complete with slanty eyes and strange alphabet characters….using bats, no less!

      I think one is more likely to be attacked by a vampire during a full moon than to die from this virus. Unless, of course, you are put on a ventilator, which is more than likely to kill you, virus or not.

      Something else Peter said was surprising to me, given our blog observations of the passivity of your population: he said more and more people were getting exasperated by the lockdown.

      • RCA Victor,
        Great comment as usual. That was a very timely reminder for us, as it will be a full moon here (and elsewhere I presume) this Thursday 7th May.
        So my advice to anyone on here who owns a broomstick – stay locked down on Thursday.
        The trouble is there is a Bellfry in Westminister which has bats nests!

        • Patrick Healy

          By the time this solitary confinement ends I fear we’ll all have bats in the belfry! The lockdown nuts who started this madness clearly already had bats in the belfry.

          • RCAVictor

            Now why would those lovely Beijing rulers be creating bio germs of mass destruction? Surely batwoman is only looking to create vaccines for those who get ill with Coronaviruses? Aye, right! I will never get my head around how the leaders of this world have allowed that evil regime in China to become so powerful, economically and militarilly. It just shows how Communist the world has actually become.

  14. Josephine

    Peter Hitchins remains a voice of reason in a world gone mad, I always enjoy listening to this man.

    • RCA Victor,

      It is precisely because the journalists ask only about the “minutiae” – testing, PPE etc – that I’ve stopped watching the daily press briefings. They are a total red herring.

      Not one journalist has either challenged the need for the lockdown or questioned the extent of it, let alone asked when it would be over. If anything, they are encouraging the policy of lockdown.

      As for people getting exasperated – I’ve not met one, apart from one of our readers who lives nearby and is of one mind with us. Nobody else, in my experience, questions it at all.

      His description of the person who looked fearful when trying to pass him on his walk, is exactly what happens to me all the time. Sheer terror on the faces of those approaching and the lengths to which some of they go in order to avoid any risk of closer than necessary contact, just amazes me. I now routinely say “I don’t even have a cough” and when I’m in the supermarket I make a point of keeping my mouth tightly closed – hard to believe, I know, but I do 😀

      Yes, Peter Hitchens is the sole voice of reason in all of this. Thanks Josephine for posting that video – gives us some hope!

  15. Just listening to LBC… Heard on the news that 50 parliamentarians have petitioned the bishops of the Church of England to resume public funerals, because the grieving are suffering. So it’s not even the ruling class who are forcing this onto religious communities, no, it’s the leaders of the religious communities who are happily limiting their own freedoms!

  16. With regard to the Media in the UK, you would think a little Journalistic research could dig up more about the virus and even question the accuracy of the number of deaths given each day. So many people are losing their livelihoods because they are swallowing up and trusting everything the BBC and other Media outlets are reporting out to them and thus accepting Lockdown as the only solution! You’d think someone in the press will start to query decisions made by Chief Medical Officer Whitty, Matt Hancock & Co. I wouldn’t trust a word they say! What on earth is going on with the British Media, I mean this blog site alone has seen how often Bill Gates’s name seems to crop up repeatedly.

    I’m sure everyone on this blog is sharing the info out to friends and family, because they will not get this from the British press or TV. Well done Catholic Truth Scotland and here is a another interesting video to click on

    https://gloria.tv/post/2oKMAquFoyGXE3iAPzaPtGvy7

    Another Video, I came across on YouTube is Why is Google and YouTube so afraid of Dr. Dan Erickson?

    • Francesomarta

      If you listen to that radio talk with Peter Hitchins, above, he explains exactly how and why all the journalists are singing from the same hymn sheet. If they diverge from the script, Downing Street freezes them out!

      • Athanasius,

        I caught some of the briefing this evening and it is very obvious that the questions have been submitted in advance. That’s not holding the Government to account. Raab was well prepared for the questions. I’ve only seen one occasion when this was not the case and it was a young journalist asking Sharma (Business Sec) if the carers that are so precious, will be getting a pay rise after this since they are on minimum wage. He waffled his way out of it – without remotely committing to a pay rise. Seems these wonderful carers need to content themselves with a weekly round of applause.

  17. The Breaking News id that Professor Neil Ferguson, “Professor Lockdown”, has just reigned as a government advisor after it was revealed he had broken lockdown rules “to visit his married lover”!

    Can you believe this guy? He has shut down two of the most important economies in the world, UK and U.S., with his apocalyptic prediciton of mass deaths from Coronavirus, now he’s exposed as having broken the very rules he said were an absoulte must for everyone else. Boris Johnson has to go immediately behind him for listening to this mad scientist in the first place and then moving to suppress our civil liberties and destroy the economy for a generation. I always thought Boris was a clever man who played the fool but now I realise he’s just an overweight Bertie Wooster. Some leader of the country he’s turned out to be, fooled by a quack scientist.

    • Athanasius,

      Well said! I could not believe my eyes when I saw that news (Michaela provided a link on another thread) – absolute cheek of him!

      I laughed heartily at your description of Boris as “an overweight Bertie Wooster.” And I say that as someone who just LOVES Bertie Wooster!

      • Editor

        Sadly, Boris isn’t quite as harmless as Bertie Wooster and he has no Jeeves to pull him out of the big hole he’s dug for himself. It seems Raab and Hancock are just piling the dirt back into the hole every time he tries to claw his way out. He simply isn’t fit to lead a country.

        • Athanasius,

          Matt Hancock is the one of whom I’m most suspicious. In Parliament yesterday, a member of the shadow Health team asked him a question about testing, and his reply was for her to watch her tone.

          There was nothing wrong with her tone. Wrong question, in my view – she should have been challenging the whole business of house arrest – but her question was framed politely enough. He is a tailor made dictator – I’ve been saying that from the beginning, if only to myself watching him on TV 😀

  18. Dear Editor,
    Right on cue another member of the underworld bites the dust.
    Have a gander over at James Dellingpole at breitbartlondon.com
    Mr Ferguson the statistician from a London pyrotechnic who is responsible for this house arrest, has fallen on his sword. When he was asked to show his computer code to justify th I s look down, he said he could not find it – honest teacher the dog ate it!
    It is interesting that his ‘lover’ (its nearly always a woman sarcasm) is an extreme greenie Marxist.
    Shades of Boris Corbyns concubine. I wonder if they are buddies?
    The other item James covers is the make up of this panel of so called experts perpetrating this isolation nonsense.
    They have been trying to remain secret, but the number of Marxists among them comes as no surprise to me, when you consider we have them in this pretend Tory government.

    • Patrick,

      And all the commentary about the Ferguson debacle is that he is a hypocrite – nobody, but nobody is saying, well, maybe the danger of not being in lockdown is not so great after all – maybe he exaggerated? Nope, the first level criticism is where every commentator so far has stopped. Not one commentator that I’ve read or heard has queried whether his advice was necessary or right, in the first place.

      The inability of the UK population to think critically/objectively is mind-blowing, to kinda coin a pun

      • Yes Editor,
        Sad indeed that we are now a nation sheep without a shepherd.
        Ironically considering last Sundays homily.
        Give credit where its due, James Delingpole at Breitbart is the ONLY UK churnalist to even look at the side of reality

        Keep up the good fight.

  19. Incredibly, the police are to take no action against Professor Neil Ferguson, despite the fact that he broke the lockdown rules twice. Nigel Farage, who received a visit and a warning from TWO cops, eat your heart out!

    • Nicky,

      As ever, Tucker gets to the point and stays there. If only we could get him a job in the BBC over here.

      WOW! Did I just write that? I sometimes forget that I’m just a simple gal, and then I write something like that. Still, I could be even more naïve…

  20. Dear Editor,
    It is noticeable that with all the non essential activities which are shut down like Churches Barbers and GOLF, but some are vital. Near where we live we have an army firing range.
    They have been belting away all day at the rate of about £5 per live round.
    I wonder who makes the decisions???

    • Patrick,

      We’d all like to know who makes the decisions.

      Today, for example, we’re told that the death rate is the highest yet in the UK, and that we are (I think) the second worst country in Europe for deaths – yet, apparently on Sunday Boris is to announce the first steps in easing the lockdown. Er… And the logic is?

      Put that together with the fact that the same “Professor” who told us the lockdown was a must, didn’t think it was a “must” for him and his married girlfriend. On so many levels that “Professor” is just SO dishonest.

      Yet, he’s not going to have a visit from the police. Not like Nigel Farage, or even thee or me were WE to break the rules. Nope. He’s fine and dandy. Probably has a nice severance pay package (although he’ll possibly be brought back into the fold quietly, without any fuss, when this all blows over.)

      It would be so easy, Patrick, to become a cynic. Resist the temptation…

    • Lily,

      I’m looking forward to studying those two links as soon as possible. Many thanks for posting them – at a quick glance they each look to be very revealing.

    • Lily,

      The second video is especially helpful for skeptics and scoffers: it shows how this “pandemic” is just one cog in a large wheel. You have to wonder how many beans have to be spilled before a critical mass of the population catches on.

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