“Can England fans sing when their team is playing tomorrow?” asked SKY’s Kay Burley this morning. She posed the question to the Conservative MP and foreign office minister James Cleverly. He replied:
“Well we know the things which increase transmissibility, being in an enclosed space, being in close proximity to other people. Speaking at volume because particles come from the mouth so we would encourage people to do things that we know are safe.
Be outside, be socially distanced, keeping your face away from other people’s faces. We want people to enjoy the football, but we want people to enjoy the football in as safe a way as possible and we know what that is, being outside, being spread apart and not shouting or singing.”
Burley is a prize goon, firstly for posing such a ridiculous question and secondly for not laughing Cleverly out of town for his ludicrous answer. He really did say particles come from the mouth, keep your face away from other people’s faces and no shouting or singing.
It’s beyond Kafkaesque. Cleverly wouldn’t be drawn on the rumours circulating this morning, that the Prime Minister is set to announce that covid restrictions will be extended for four more weeks.
Boris Johnson is expected to address the nation on Monday and announce that Freedom Day will be moved from June 21st to some time in late July. He will blame the prevalence of the Indian or Delta variant. It’s bullshit of course, but we knew it was coming.
Presumably, hundreds of thousands of people will descend on London next weekend or the weekend after that, to voice their disapproval. Protesting never changed a damn thing. If it did, it wouldn’t be allowed.