IT IS in no way time for lockdown to end, but new car sales hit their lowest point since the war last month so the Tories believe the time has come to risk lives.
Here’s the pitiable freedoms you’ll be allowed from Monday morning:
Garden centres re-opened
Aimed squarely at Middle England voters who would happily see whole cities burn as long as their lamprocapnos is thriving. An inalienable freedom granted to us by the Conservatives because if there’s anything worth dying for, it’s bedding plants.
A nice way of telling Britons they can go and get wrecked in the park if they don’t have gardens, granting this freedom unfortunately takes away the police’s freedom to exercise petty authority by moving you on for no reason. And they’re really enjoyed that one.
Because Boris Johnson’s grasp of what ordinary Britons love to do hasn’t been updated since the Famous Five, he firmly believes we’re all missing picnics. If the number of families munching sausage rolls on check-patterned blankets doesn’t satisfy him, he’ll ban going outside at all as punishment.
Very much missing the point, the UK is now allowed long rambles in all the nature they can reach without driving anywhere. Which makes no difference at all to rural residents already doing it and no difference at all to urban residents who still can’t get anywhere decent. It’s the ultimate feelgood worthless bullshit.
The opening of a single ice-cream parlour in mid-Wales
The prime minister will proudly proclaim Paulo’s Ices in Dovey Junction, Wales open for business and be pictured enjoying a raspberry ripple in the hope this boosts the stock market. The fact that Paulo’s is open for an hour a day in one of the UK’s least-populated areas is irrelevant and the media shouldn’t mention it.
Accidentally introduced early, because it was meant to be held over until after the pandemic when the UK is desperate for tax revenue, smoking marijuana is now legal. As with all the other freedoms it’s irrelevant because anyone who wants to do it already does it anyway.