They're going to do it anyway. It's a test, to see how much of your freedom they can curtail before you push back.
Mr Hancock said: "If you don't want us to have to take the step to ban exercise of all forms outside of your own home, then you've got to follow the rules."
If you don't want us to "take the step" of open fucking rebellion in the streets, then you've got to refrain from being an authoritarian fucking asshole, Hancock. And that includes this "veiled threat" bullshit. How about you take your "total ban" and shove it up your arse? Do you genuinely want riots in the street in the midst of COVID? Are you fucking stupid?
WE DON'T TRUST YOU. You are not going to ban us from going outside. And we will hold you fuckers to account.
So you save 10,000 people from dying of Kung Flu by banning exercise and kill 3 million from heart attacks and diabetes.
Seems like typical Progressive calculus.
PROBLEM: people are sunbathing, picnicking, BBQing, none of which are "reasonable excuses". People actually exercising is not a problem.
SOLUTION: Ban exercise!
Lies. Here's the full list, which is inclusive, not exhaustive (unless it means that god-wizards are allowed to go to the spell-house, but not back again).
Restrictions on movement
6.—(1) During the emergency period, no person may leave the place where they are living without reasonable excuse.
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), a reasonable excuse includes the need—
(a)to obtain basic necessities, including food and medical supplies for those in the same household (including any pets or animals in the household) or for vulnerable persons and supplies for the essential upkeep, maintenance and functioning of the household, or the household of a vulnerable person, or to obtain money, including from any business listed in Part 3 of Schedule 2;
(b)to take exercise either alone or with other members of their household;
(c)to seek medical assistance, including to access any of the services referred to in paragraph 37 or 38 of Schedule 2;
(d)to provide care or assistance, including relevant personal care within the meaning of paragraph 7(3B) of Schedule 4 to the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Groups Act 2006(1), to a vulnerable person, or to provide emergency assistance;
(e)to donate blood;
(f)to travel for the purposes of work or to provide voluntary or charitable services, where it is not reasonably possible for that person to work, or to provide those services, from the place where they are living;
(g)to attend a funeral of—
(i)a member of the person’s household,
(ii)a close family member, or
(iii)if no-one within sub-paragraphs (i) or (ii) are attending, a friend;
(h)to fulfil a legal obligation, including attending court or satisfying bail conditions, or to participate in legal proceedings;
(i)to access critical public services, including—
(i)childcare or educational facilities (where these are still available to a child in relation to whom that person is the parent, or has parental responsibility for, or care of the child);
(iii)services provided by the Department of Work and Pensions;
(iv)services provided to victims (such as victims of crime);
(j)in relation to children who do not live in the same household as their parents, or one of their parents, to continue existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children, and for the purposes of this paragraph, “parent” includes a person who is not a parent of the child, but who has parental responsibility for, or who has care of, the child;
(k)in the case of a minister of religion or worship leader, to go to their place of worship;
(l)to move house where reasonably necessary;
(m)to avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm.
(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1), the place where a person is living includes the premises where they live together with any garden, yard, passage, stair, garage, outhouse or other appurtenance of such premises.
(4) Paragraph (1) does not apply to any person who is homeless.
Best be fucking careful, UK Government. There are actually limits on the bullshit the UK public will put up with. Why not stick your sanctimonious veiled threats up your collective arseholes?
There's gonna be a reckoning when things return to normal. I'd love to see the next authoritarian twattish cop trying to intimidate somebody for making a TWEET, for example.
After all this COVID nonsense is over, it is a time for payback BIG TIME from the UK Gov, in terms of ENDING this fascist authoritarian bullshit. And they will be held to account. Fucking fuming.
A small group of people seem to think they own everyone else and that they are entitled to shout and scream and everyone else must obey. There is no greater good, there is no collective responsibility.
A small group of people seem to think they own everyone else and that they are entitled to shout and scream and everyone else must obey. There is no greater good, there is collective responsibility.
How about fuck off? Government has been acting illegally in any case for a long time. No representation via "hate" speech means the laws cannot have standing in any account.
Government has been pissing on the people at least since Cameron and the "Tories" are more authoritarian and to the Left than even Tony Blair.
They fucking dare, I've been telling everyone I pass in the streets. We've all got to say "NO" together, they can't stop us all up if we all resist this together
TYRANNY. Anyone still believe this thing is real? Lockdown of everyone was planned long ago. The virus (which is not really a virus) was the created excuse. I say to anyone, keep to the ridiculous 2m spacing rule to avoid scaring TV zombies and giving government the excuse. But, of course, they will lie that we are not.
It's almost as if the government knows it's a long-lasting airbourne aerosol contaminant. How odd that they wouldn't share that somewhat vital information.