A senior Conservative MP urged anti-lockdown campaigners to keep going with their fight against government restrictions. Sir Desmond Swayne told Save Our Rights UK, that NHS capacity figures were being “manipulated” to exaggerate the scale of coronavirus. SKY News obtained an interview that Swayne gave to the protest group last November, where he said:
“It seems to be a manageable risk, particularly as figures have been manipulated… We’re told there is a deathly, deadly pandemic proceeding at the moment. That is difficult to reconcile with ICUs (intensive care units) actually operating at typical occupation levels for the time of year and us bouncing round at the typical level of deaths for the time of year.”
Sir Desmond went on to tell the group that the government was attempting to implement a form of “social control over the population”, by insisting that people wear face coverings. He said: “There are aspects of this government’s actions which I’m certain come down to social control, like the wearing of masks.”
The reaction has been predictably brutal. SKY News presenter Niall Paterson, put it to Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, that his colleague should just “shut up.” Gove replied that Swayne is “wrong and completely out of order.” Paterson then asked Gove if Swayne should “have the whip removed.” Gove replied that Swayne should apologise first and then his situation would be reviewed.
The national press and broadcast media is engaged in destroying Desmond Swayne today. Swayne gave an interview to Del Bigtree’s High Wire programme, a couple of weeks ago. Predictably, this is being used to further discredit him as Bigtree is an associate of Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Sir Desmond said that he was entitled to make his point of view on any platform. “I’m entitled to answer legitimate questions that people put to me,” he said. “It does not in any way mean that I accept the points of view that they hold.” He’s right of course. He should be allowed to speak anywhere and not be automatically associated with the views of the host or other guests. I could write a book on that subject.
Desmond Swayne is 100 per cent right. The government and a handful of advisers are perpetrating a massive fraud on the people of the UK. There is no pandemic. Of course data is being manipulated. Of course Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance are lying through their teeth. The UK is a totalitarian state. Rather than investigate Swayne’s claims and scrutinise what the government is doing, the media (most of it) is calling for his head. How do they sleep at night?