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12:16 pm, April 4th, 2020 - 152 comments
Categories: accountability, covid-19, david clark, politicans, Social issues - Tags: accountability, covid-19, david clark, lockdown
A cabinet minister goes for a drive to have a ride on his bike during a lock-down that he’s partly responsible for, and we’re meant to just ‘move on’ off the back of a school boy level “Sorry Miss”?
No. Fuck that.
I live in a fairly remote place with a road running below. Pre lock down, that road sent up a general hum of traffic noise. After lock-down, the silence was complete, until the day before yesterday when the hum was building up again.
Now I’m sure some of the traffic on the road was people going to a supermarket, or people just driving aimlessly to get away from being cooped up. But I’m also pretty sure there would have been some people traveling out of their “bubble”. Some of it understandable. For example, I can imagine quite a few parents of lone children hooking up with the parents of other children so that their children can retain a modicum of social normality.
But what kind of message is being sent when one of the government’s own upper middle class twats imagines it’s fine to do what David Clark did? Do lock down rules only apply to people without four wheel drives and the ability to go for a day out?
If David Clark can get away with a simple “sorry”, then why the fuck would anyone else feel the rules around lock-down are to be taken seriously?
I mean, is this lock-down serious? If so, the government needs to demonstrate how seriously it is and jettison David Clark.