They can’t really be that stupid, can they?

Every now and again I find myself thinking that the government can’t really be that stupid can they? I mean, these are people with qualifications, degrees and experience. They’ve had an education and been successful!

Then I look at what they are doing and I despair.

Six weeks ago the Indian variant started devastating India. The new strain was virulent and deadly.

Did we put it on the red list? No! Not even when they were chucking bodies in the ganghes!

We have now put it on the red list – five weeks too late!!

But hey – the stupidity does not stop there!

They bring the people in from red list countries, let them mix with everybody else, then quarantine them!

Are the people in charge stupid??

Yes they are!

What the fuck is the point of quarantining people after you’ve allowed them to mix and pass the virus on?????

All it takes is a government directive!!

Aaaah – there’s the rub!!

Ill Prepared – The Audit Office – Cartoon

Ill prepared is only part of it.

We have known a pandemic was coming. We’ve had plenty of them (SARS, MERS, HIV, Avian Flu, Swine flu). We know the next one is already on the way.

It is the government’s prime job to be prepared, look ahead, and protect the population.

It failed.

They have an army of experts, a bunch of civil servants watching for signs of a pandemic, they held a big investigation in 2017 (The Cygnus Investigation) concerning our preparedness for a pandemic.

Reports came in from Wu Han.

Reports came in from the WHO.

Reports came in from Italy.

Reports came in from India.

The complacency and ineptitude continues. They don’t even learn!!

Track and Trace – still isn’t working!!

Border closing – still too late!!

Border procedures – woeful!!

It’s Great!! Now we all know what we’re doing about holidays!!

Talk about panic and chaos. These people are meant to know what they are doing. They have hundreds of advisers! They have all the information you and me don’t have. They can alter things with a directive. It’s easy!

Why didn’t they shut down airports to India??

Why didn’t they insist on strict quarantine?

Why didn’t they stop mingling at airports?

Isn’t it obvious to an imbecile?

Here’s a directive you can borrow Boris:

‘NO MINGLING OF ARRIVALS AT AIRPORTS!! £5 MILLION FINE FOR ANY AIRPORT THAT ALLOWS MINGLING OF PASSENGERS FROM RED ZONE COUNTRIES!! STRICT SEGREGATION WILL BE ENFORCED!!! ALL PASSENGERS ARE TO BE TREATED AS HAVING COVID!!’

Now backdate it three weeks!!

So do we go abroad or not? Is the Indian variant throwing a spanner in the works?

Tory Party gleefully opening up!! Or will they be shutting down??

Having allowed the Indian variant in following some desperate attempt to gain a trade deal with Modi while the virus was rampant in India. For two weeks we allowed thousands of infected people into the country.

Then whoops!! It’s all going haywire. Who could have foreseen that???

The Tory Party have been riding the high of vaccine euphoria. We’ll see when the bubble bursts and people finally realise what an incompetent bunch of extremist twerps they really are.

Chris Riddell sums it up! Thanks John Peachey!