With Coronavirus cases increasing and the country teetering on the brink of another possible lockdown – or the newly invented Tier 4 ranking – the talk has turned to whether or not we’ll be allowed to celebrate Christmas with our families this year and it isn’t looking good.
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Whilst many people are hopeful that larger gatherings will be allowed to go on uninterrupted this year, the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands David Jamieson has instead decided to announce that he’ll be ordering his officers to disperse parties that are clearly breaking the rules in terms of numbers and not following social distancing guidelines. Here’s what Scrooge himself – who even looks how you might imagine the character – had to say about it all:
If we think there’s large groups of people gathering where they shouldn’t be, then police will have to intervene.
If, again, there’s flagrant breaking of the rules, then the police would have to enforce.
It’s not the police’s job to stop people enjoying their Christmas.
However, we are there to enforce the rules that the Government makes, and if the Government makes those rules then the Government has to explain that to the public.
This goes for Hannukah and Diwali as well, not just Christmas.
We’re sitting on a time bomb here.
We’re getting very near the stage where you could see a considerable explosion of frustration and energy.
Things are very on the edge in a lot of communities and it wouldn’t take very much to spark off unrest, riots, damage.
Well, he’s just a beacon of positivity isn’t he? He’s probably only intent on enforcing these rules because he doesn’t have anyone to spend Christmas with himself because he’s such a drab and depressing character. Would you wanna spend your Christmas with him?
But anyway, I can’t really understand why someone would come out and say this stuff unless they wanted to debilitate the mood of the nation even further than it’s already been sunk. I suppose there’s an argument that if we’re already expecting it then it won’t be as much of a buzzkill when it’s actually announced, but even so this guy’s comments are the absolute pits.
Why start talking about the possibility of riots and civil unrest as well? Anyone with a brain knows that talking about that isn’t going to help anything, and someone with a slightly bigger brain would realise that cancelling Christmas (or whatever religious festival you celebrate) is probably going to set people off and be the catalyst for these riots too? Totally braindead interview – where the hell do they get these guys from?
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