The onset of the Coronavirus pandemic has meant a temporary end to many everyday events - going to the pub, a visit to the cinema or theatre, any form of sporting activity, many forms of shopping, just taking a day out, maybe travel around the country or abroad - all have been curtailed. If only the malicious rantings of faithful Murdoch retainer Trevor Kavanagh had been put aside as well. But, sadly, they have not.he tells readers of the Super Soaraway Currant Bun, as if he cares about anything other than relaying the word of Creepy Uncle Rupe, and continuing to line the pockets of Himself Personally Now. And then come the lies.
“Senior ministers wonder why we shut schools in the first place. Others want them reopened after Easter, in time for the new term. ‘Most children enjoy school,’ says one. ‘It’s where their friends are. It’s where they feel safe. It is often the only place they can rely on for a meal. Importantly, they are also at the lowest risk from coronavirus.” Bullshit.
There was a good reason for closing schools. That was the spreading of Covid-19 among pupils - and then to their parents and often grandparents. But there are more whoppers to peddle. Like “Covid-19 is both a wake-up call and a dress rehearsal. Britain’s bureaucratic ‘Blob’ failed the screen test. Whitehall, Public Health England and the medical quangos were left slack-jawed and floundering by a predictable - and predicted - pandemic”. Eh?
On he drones: “there is sure to be another [crisis] along in a minute. It might be a tsunami, nuclear or biological warfare or a hostile cyber attack. Covid-19 has taught us to take such black-swan events seriously … We must revive fracking, rely less on imported fuel - and shake up the bureaucratic ‘Blob’ whose culpable negligence has left us exposed to catastrophe”. Bullshit. The Civil Service carries out the policies of the Government.
As to fracking, forget it. But he finally makes the ultimate concession. “As someone in the high-risk age group, I wonder who comes first - the elderly or our children and grandchildren - and children yet unborn … Should we be asking those trapped at home, with the economy crumbling under their feet, to live in penury for the rest of their lives to give us a little extra time? It’s a tough choice, but that’s what we elect governments for”.
So he’s volunteering not to have that “little extra time”, if that’s what the Government decides. Having spread yet more disinformation, Trevor Kavanagh is putting himself forward as a sacrifice to the great God Mammon. Rupe will be pleased.
There is a more pleasant alternative, of course - he could just stop lying instead.