Does Britain have a chance to regain its senses? Be wary about optimism. This could be like the brief thaw they experienced in Communist Russia. Then, it will get even worse.

Is it similar to the scene in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe when the snow starts to melt, and the wicked witch begins to lose her power.

Take a look at these wonderful things. This was the Cabinet’s first meeting in 21 months. It considered all the possible damage to society, economy, and civilisation that might result from another scare tactic to make us cower in our houses.

People at a mobile PCR Covid test centre in London on Christmas Day as Britons tested for the virus before visiting family and loved ones

As Britons, they were tested for the virus at a London mobile PCR Covid centre on Christmas Day.

It was able to restrain itself for just a few days from destroying another hundred struggling businesses or bringing down the elderly and lonely, and contaminating the educations at school and universities of many more young people.

These panic-driven ninnies looked at each other and asked: “Is it really rational to burn down the house in order to find a nest of wasps?”

One prominent BBC broadcaster asked whether the term “Covid hospitalization” really meant that someone was actually in hospital for Covid.

For the good of his career, I pray that he doesn’t continue to use his brain in such dangerous ways.

He will soon be asking himself if the so-called “cases” are actually just positive tests results. These often do not involve any illnesses and reflect the state’s expensive efforts to test everyone.

If he asks about a Covid death,’ he will end up exiled at BBC Radio Skegness interviewing seals.

Then, there was the Twitter conversation between Professor Graham Medley (Covid modeller) and Fraser Nelson (The Spectator editor).

This respected expert admitted in this meeting that the government expected him to only model the worst case scenarios.

According to the expert, decision-makers only care about situations in which decisions must be made. You might be right. You might think so.

Owen Jones, an influential Left-wing commentator and author, added to the mix.

In doing so, he recognized that not all people who deny the necessity for shutting down societies are mad cranks or saboteurs.

Or as he stated, “We must admit that the waning public support cannot be simply dismissed as Covid denialistism.” Or conspiratorial delusion, heartless contempt for life.

As my mother would say, it is very nice. It was never something I liked to hear. I still believe that the people who accuse me of not caring about human life are disgraceful.

His audience consists mainly of young people. He can see a trend when he wants to and now says of his young readers that ‘the risk to their lives has been very low’ – a point that people such as me have made from the beginning, even though I am myself old.

He continues, “Yet they have been charged with criminalizing their ability to establish or socialise in their best years; their educations have been damaged; and their mental health has suffered more than the older generation.” It’s all true.

Finally, Jones stated that the false dichotomy of mass death and harsh authoritarian actions must end.

It must. We are approaching the second anniversary for the worst episode of collective panic in history. It’s obvious how little was achieved through all the horrendous, unimaginable measures that were taken.

How clever Sweden is, refusing to become mad, has done (I mean this lightly) significantly better than us.

Sweden displayed the calm self-disciplined nature for which it was once known as a nation and people.

But there are many of us in positions with great power who still want to keep doing what hasn’t worked and hoping that the next time it will.

The wrong person is brought to trial by TV

It was exciting, sometimes funny, to me that the events which led to Bill Clinton being impeached in 1998.

Paula Jones was one of many women who believed that Mr Clinton took advantage of her. I found her amusing and self-aware in our conversations, and I finally stopped laughing when she said so.

The BBC’s Impeachment series, however, managed to slow down the pace and make the rip-roaring content dull.

Clive Owen as Bill Clinton and Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky in the TV programme Impeachment: American Crime Story

Clive Owen as Bill Clinton and Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky in the TV programme Impeachment: American Crime Story

Everyone would assume it was about Linda Tripp’s impeachment, the sad person who inveigled Monica Lewinsky into confessing to her embarrassing affair with President Obama.

While Ms Tripp is now dead, I doubt she was as good as she should have been. However, it kept me thinking that she could not have been nearly as awful as the series portrays her to be.

Is Bill Clinton not the villain?

Even so, his contribution to the dignity of his office was minimal. But the mystery remains: how is it that the feminist third-wave cultural elite gives him such a pass?

Few of the Holy Land’s Most Forgotten 

Justin Welby is worried about Christians in Holy Land. He seems to be most concerned for those in Israel.

They face many problems but they are not as severe as the ones they’d have if they were living under the Palestinian Authority (PA).

I had the opportunity to meet Christian Arabs in Bethlehem some years back. The PA creates the appearance of tolerance for Christianity because it was founded in the area long before Islam.

Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury on Good Morning Britain last month

Justin Welby: The Archbishop Of Canterbury. Good Morning Britain, last month

This is false. It is misleading. Unmarried young man, lamenting refusal to allow Muslim-dominated courts help him in property disputes, said: “We feel so alone!” We Christians all feel lonely in this nation.

The unprintable desecration of the Church of the Nativity Church by Palestinian gunmen 2002 was something I was told in whispers.

Christians are now fleeing, while Muslim communities are taking over towns where they have lived as Christians for at least 1,000 years.

This unhappy, neglected and indifferent minority should be addressed by the Archbishop.

The author of Alice In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, was a don at Christ Church, Oxford’s grandest college.

Some of his characters were based on fellow academics.

But could he have written anything odder than the story of the relentless persecution of Christ Church’s Dean, Martyn Percy, by colleagues?

They have tried to force him to leave for four years, but they were unable to understand why.

They now want to make him mentally ill. Yet these obsessives have squandered £3 million in legal fees, and cost even more in donations cancelled by exasperated former students.

They are a great way to make the Mad Hatter appear sane. It’s time that grown-ups intervened to end this childish vendetta.

This paper also includes a 31-year-old Christmas celebration in Communist Moscow. My wife Eve was able to transform it into an island of joy and peace in that despotic, God-hating city.

While the Communists may have been quite grim, even so they did not lack for their limitations. This was the greatest experience we had, and I remember it fondly.

It is a stark contrast to how miserable Christmas was in the supposedly Christian, free nation of Brazil, which has been granted permission by the State.

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