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Thrust of argument: Giles Tremlett writes:

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The health experts sound convinced, but Boris Johnson's air-punching promises about "turning the tide" remind me of King Cnut. There are other recognisable and worrying elements. The UK government's reaction chimes too easily with Johnson's "sceptered isle" nationalism and blitz-style nostalgia. It also fits the "wild card" thinking of Dominic Cummings. Donald Trump and his cheerleaders, meanwhile, appear convinced that America's "greatness" will itself provide a magical coat of protection.

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Direction of resistance / implied resistance: It reminds me of this comedy item I wrote a while back:

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Nuclear contamination won't impact Britain because our airspace is civilised.

British airspace will not permit dodgy radioactive shit to come anywhere near us no matter where in the world nukes go off and what the wind direction is.

The reason is that British airspace is civilised and doesn't have an evil ideology like the rest.

Britain's airspace was fed on a diet of Rudyard Kipling and can keep its head when all around are being destroyed by nuclear warfare.

British airspace is protected from radiation by having professional-sounding writers and reporters on TV and in the Guardian, Telegraph etc. So don't worry. Don't be scared of radiation. It can only hurt evil foreigners and such scum. The airspace will NOT allow decent brilliant exceptional people to be penetrated by radiation.

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Removal of resistance: Tremlett points out, scarily enough:

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Commentators in Spanish newspapers and on the radio are aghast. "They are putting us all in danger," warned a group of Spanish scientists in eldiario.es. French ministers were talking about a special ban on people from the UK.

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<< When this is all over, we will count the dead and discover which governments did the best job of protecting their people. Ideas of national superiority will have to be buried with them. >>

Giles Tremlett writes:

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The health experts sound convinced, but Boris Johnson's air-punching promises about "turning the tide" remind me of King Cnut. There are other recognisable and worrying elements. The UK government's reaction chimes too easily with Johnson's "sceptered isle" nationalism and blitz-style nostalgia. It also fits the "wild card" thinking of Dominic Cummings. Donald Trump and his cheerleaders, meanwhile, appear convinced that America's "greatness" will itself provide a magical coat of protection.

>>

It reminds me of this comedy item I wrote a while back:

<<

Nuclear contamination won't impact Britain because our airspace is civilised.

British airspace will not permit dodgy radioactive shit to come anywhere near us no matter where in the world nukes go off and what the wind direction is.

The reason is that British airspace is civilised and doesn't have an evil ideology like the rest.

Britain's airspace was fed on a diet of Rudyard Kipling and can keep its head when all around are being destroyed by nuclear warfare.

British airspace is protected from radiation by having professional-sounding writers and reporters on TV and in the Guardian, Telegraph etc. So don't worry. Don't be scared of radiation. It can only hurt evil foreigners and such scum. The airspace will NOT allow decent brilliant exceptional people to be penetrated by radiation.

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Tremlett points out, scarily enough:

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Commentators in Spanish newspapers and on the radio are aghast. "They are putting us all in danger," warned a group of Spanish scientists in eldiario.es. French ministers were talking about a special ban on people from the UK.

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Read the rest of Tremlett's article via the link in the references below.



https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/23/europe-views-uk-coronavirus-plan-disbelief