So, 6,000 of the fake jobs created to support Boris’ white elephant Test & Trace Service are being cut and the other 12,000 are being re-tasked to make the whole thing ‘local’.
The man-made catastrophe that is the Johnson Government’s handling of the Coronavirus Pandemic made manifest through the Lockdown, the implementation of Social Distancing and every other follow-up action of these political clowns was already lurching from bad to worse with every new day. Now they want to get all their local authority chums in on the buffoonery too.
If you think that what the Westminster Government has done is already as bad as it can get. Think again.
We haven’t even reached September when the Schools are supposed to go back with the promise of all sorts of additional social distancing delights to go with it. Nor have we got to October when the great Furlough Money giveaway is currently scheduled and the fallout from the real economic smash will begin. Yet we are now facing the menace of local Councillors and apparatchiks getting in on the totalitarian action too.
Make no mistake. If you think you have to be in a role that suggests you are in charge of the Country to be intoxicated by the power (and glory you think) you have, be assured that the same mentality exists throughout local government and the public sector too.
We have been fortunate so far that there is so much relevant procedure already in place to deal with crisis situations.
Believe it or not, the problems that we are experiencing have so far been restricted because the stupid politicians we have only been able to fuck things up when decisions have been necessary to take care of issues where no relevant policy (or textbook example) for them already exists.
Passing the buck for the unnecessary and completely flawed service that Test & Trace is to local authorities and government organisations who are filled with people desperate for their own moment of fame, is set only tom amplify the impact and consequences of this political stupidity for us all.
Problems will be creatively found that simply do not exist, simply so that the people employed to do this work can justify what they are being paid to do.
Common sense in the public sector no longer exists. Not because the officials are not intelligent enough or capable of thinking in a rational or logical way. But because the protectionism that has been allowed to flourish dictates that the frameworks of legislation and regulations that were once used as mere guidelines are now rigidly adhered to. Ironically not to the letter. But to the level of detail that any individual delegated with those powers interprets those regulations to materially be.
Prepare yourself for local Lockdowns on a massive scale, with pub, business, shop and school closures simply because that’s what those invested with these new powers from above think that it will take to administer the powers created to address the spread of a virus that even the Government doesn’t understand.
Don’t buy in to any propaganda or other drivel that suggests that local administration of Lockdown and Social Distancing Policy will be any greater help or in any way more benevolent to us all.
The bottom line is that this is a very cynical move on the part of Boris & Co. to pass the buck on the very unpopular and equally unnecessary decisions that their stupidity and keeping the lie going requires them to take.
They will now just be able to distance themselves from it and use the opportunity to suggest that the hardship they have caused has increasingly been just a very localised mistake.
None of these people are politicians that we can trust. We need them all removed and replaced by people who care more about the people they represent than they do about themselves.
That is when we will begin to see some real justice for us all across the UK.