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British PM Johnson postpones planned easing of coronavirus lockdown after rise in infections

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By Alistair Smout and Paul Sandle

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Another fine mess from the folks who brought Brexit and for the folks who bought it.

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The easing of the lockdown has been handled very badly, with contradictory messages from the Government and not enforcing laws on face coverings and distancing. This halting of lockdown measures was inevitable.

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Just like America, Europeans and Brits are reaping what they sowed by not doing what is necessary. The only way to deal with the virus is to do what they did in New Zealand: lock up the borders, then go hard for six weeks and shut the place down until communal spread of the virus dies out. Then, keep the borders locked up and only allow one's own citizens and a few essential workers to enter the country, but stick them in strict quarantine for a period and test them twice for convid-19 towards either end of that period. In New Zealand, they are enjoying sports events in packed stadiums, going to symphony orchestra concerts in packed concert halls and generally carrying on life as normal while watching the total chaos elsewhere in the world. Mind you, one needs REAL leadership like their prime minister Jacinda Ardern, instead of incompetent clowns such as Boris Johnson and Donald J. Trump running the show. The Kiwis have shown the rest of the world how to deal with the virus.

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There's some UK Press comments saying that "Muslims" are complaining that this is a Racist move against their Eid-Al-adha time and likening it to a shutdown over Christmas....

The average natural Brit wouldn't complain of a shutdown over Christmas.... just the Religious nuts would.

Instead the most annoying thing for the average Brit. is the seemingly ambiguous language used and the complete lack of foresight portrayed by the Government ... coupled with the Average Brit stupidity... of going on vacation to another Country during a Pandemic... is well... pretty much sums up today's Britain.... Off a cliff and into the Dustbin.

Europe and the UK are perhaps best better suited being apart at present until things get sorted out with both Covid and Brainlessness.

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And.... on the "Brainlessness" comment... don't think that that, is solely targeted at the UK general population... oh no... Europe, needs sorting out big time. Its turning into a China like entity - which the Germans still believe they should run in their way.... but we're not all Robots, and one rule doesn't fit all...

The CCP is and has been manipulating this for quite a while, and now are trying to exert their power to take control themselves... as perhaps a last ditch attempt at their own survival... however it's plain to see that for most normal people... I wonder if Interpol will uphold the arrest warrants for the non-Chinese people who've raised complaints about the CCP and who've been indicted by the CCP in HK... this is what I said would happen... and it's happened now.. where will it end ?

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The average natural Brit wouldn't complain of a shutdown over Christmas.

Of course they would.

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