The Lockdown Diaries 13: Priti Patel Wants Me To Die
Two days ago text messages suddenly poured in from privately-partnered medical companies who are ambulance-chasing unnecessary services. I started to get an inkling of just how far the government was selling the NHS down the river before the virus kicked in.
These have been followed by a sudden flurry of government letters warning me about things that happened months ago, as if someone had poked a snoozing civil servant with a stick. They’re the equivalent of getting something like this :
MEMO from the WHITE STAR LINE:
Last month the SS TITANIC sank after encountering an entirely unexpected health issue in the Atlantic Ocean. If you are one of the passengers affected please self-isolate until you are fully recovered from drowning.
Yesterday’s government panicky post read: ‘It has been determined that you are EXTREME HIGH RISK – do not leave your home or stand near others and remain there until June 12th. Have your groceries delivered. Do not speak to others. Never go anywhere ever again (especially not to hospital, which our records show you have been attending every day, sometimes via public transport) and you will be safe because safety is much more important than common sense or mental health. Better yet, why mot just die so that Home Secretary Priti Patel can cross you off her nuisance list?
Can you imagine the No. 10 meeting where they sat down to decide who would be the cabinet’s New Public Hate Figure to distract everyone while the real politics was happening elsewhere? Patel: ‘I’ll do it!’
Patel presents us with a sticky race conversation. A clearly intelligent second-generation Indian migrant whose parents purchased their way in via the cliché of a fortune made in corner shops, she is anxious to keep out modern migrants of a certain (ie less educated, poorer) type, even though everyone knows that a few thousand pounds will buy you into the UK. Unfortunately it’s a matter of public record that she is deeply corrupt and has been involved in numerous scandals. In the wake of the latest NHS fees U-turn she might want to step down as No.10’s resident bitch.
Meanwhile, Dominic ‘The Mekon’ Cummings’s ‘One rule for us, one rule for you lot’ failure to follow his own government guidelines on the Lockdown has resulted in predictable pushback – fudged resistance to resignation calls instead of a more nuanced admission that government should side with its people in future. He has killed the nation’s Lockdown, and now it’s down to us civvies to show common sense, since the government has none at all.