The ‘liberal-left’ narrative that the UK Tory government wanted to pursue Covid-19 ‘herd immunity’ instead of a lock down has been shattered by official filings which appears to show the opposite was the case.
The phrase ‘smoking gun’ is oft-overused, but it is surely appropriate in relation to the report in the Daily Telegraph newspaper that the UK government struck a deal worth £119m with an American advertising company, OMD Group, urging people to ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ a full three weeks before Boris Johnson ordered a lock down.
Think about what this means. It’s safe to assume that if this big money deal was struck on 2nd March, the preparations began a lot earlier – in February, or more likely, even earlier than that.
You don’t just set up an advertising campaign with a major US agency in a couple of hours. What does this tell us? Well, basically everything we thought we knew about how Britain came to be locked down on 23rd March is probably false.
The dominant narrative is that Bojo, the hapless ‘clown’ and his Keystone Cops Cabinet were pushed into lock down.
Pushed by public opinion. Pushed by the ‘experts’. Pushed by the Premier League. Pushed by the ‘Left’. Pushed by Piers Morgan. Pushed by ‘Professor Doom’ Neil Ferguson and his ludicrous modelling puppets.
But if they had already arranged a £119m lock down advertising campaign, which referenced emergency economic measures in its communication strategy, it would mean the decision to lock down had already been taken many weeks earlier.
By getting his opponents to push for a lock down, by making them believe he opposed one, Johnson guaranteed that when a lock down was finally announced, there would be a much wider acceptance of it. Throughout the year the pattern has continued.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Election News 2020.