Some commentary on these events from a dissident British right-winger:
Post from Morgoth's Review on January 15th:https://t.me/MorgothsReview/2184
Genuinely glad to see this. If you have family and friends who're under pressure (as I do) I'd point them to the fact this seems to be getting rolled back and they should try holding out for a bit longer.
Nobody wants to be the last man shot in a war an hour before peace is declared.https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jan/14/covid-booster-jabs-in-england-to-be-thrown-away-as-demand-falls
Post from the same user on January 16th: https://t.me/MorgothsReview/2191
The Tory Government actually have a plan called ''Operation Red Meat'' which pledges to send the military to curb the migrants coming over the channel, cancel more Covid restrictions and punish the BBC by freezing the license fee. The cynicism leaves you gobsmacked, they know exactly what their base actually wants but simply don't deliver until they're in danger of being booted out then we get the ''Red Meat''.
They've even called it ''Operation Red Meat'' a term which many political commentators would use mockingly to describe the manipulative way the Tories do politics, yet the Tories actually embrace the term and own what they're doing:''We're in a bit if a bad spot here, but we'll bitch-slap the BBC and send the army down the channel, we know how much those fake refugees piss you all off''
In few years when the climate change agenda gets truly under way they'll roll out Operation Red Meat again, but then it'll literally just be making red meat available to us plebs.
Post from the same user on January 20th: https://t.me/MorgothsReview/2202
It's a strange moment in history at the moment, England is rolling back all restrictions while the continent seems to be going in the opposite direction, on schedule for the implementation of the EU's digital passport scheme.
However, for the next few weeks or a couple of months we English are going to be a relative bastion of sanity where we can go about our lives without too much hassle while our neighbours descend into tyranny.
Whether accurate or not, this is a very old English view of the world, outside is dangerous and bloody, England, The Shire, is safe.
On the one hand I want to enjoy this brief feeling of being safe in my homeland as the world burns which my ancestors would have felt, at the same time I know very well that the ideal of England as a land of sanctuary played straight into the hands of the multi-racial drive which made England a lot less safe and secure and a bout of English exceptionalism may bring that out in many people, thoughts along the lines of: why can't England be safer still?
This ''Red-Meat'' the Tories are offering up could be a bit more succulent than they bargained for.