Report from 21st Century Wire:
On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new ‘pre-lockdown’ measures, under the cryptic-sounding heading of, The Rule of Six, coming into force this week despite protests from leading civil liberties experts and legal scholars who’ve been warning that new intrusive laws will keep people and families unfairly apart, as well as destroy the Christmas season.
“For in the long run, trying to recruit the public as informers will have the same effect as it had in the former East Germany. At best, it will breed distrust of and contempt for the law. At worst, it will fracture the very fabric of society” – Ross Clark
To help enforce the new measures, Johnson also announced that he would be recruiting thousands of new ‘COVID Marshalls‘. The first group of England’s newly deputised Marshalls could be seen on Monday enforcing meticulous social distancing orders, one-way system on pavements, and telling people to wear masks in shops and at takeaways venues. They will also be handing out masks and hand sanitizer in order to “keep everyone safe.” Read more . . .
The random thoughts of 99th Monkey . . . an occasional rant and other reflections in the hall of mirrors.