UK Government Explicitly Exempts Rich People and Other Elites from Covid Lockdown Rules

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart; Following the very recent embarrassment of the minister for lockdowns Matt Hancock breaching his own lockdown rules, while having a fling with a staffer, the British Government has decided to avoid future problems by granting people they consider to be important an explicit exemption from the lockdown rules which ordinary people have to follow.

Working in England if you are a senior executive bringing significant economic benefit to the UK

Senior executives can temporarily leave quarantine in England if they are undertaking business activities which are likely to be of significant economic benefit to the UK.

From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Published 4 December 2020 Last updated 29 June 2021

You may be permitted temporarily to leave quarantine for coronavirus (COVID-19) in England if you are a senior executive in a business and you are undertaking activities which are likely to be of significant economic benefit to the UK.

You are only exempt when you are undertaking activities that qualify for the exemption. You must self-isolate at all other times.

You must notify the government of your intention to use the exemption before you travel. You will only be able to use the exemption if you have received written confirmation from the government that you are eligible to do so based on the information provided.

This exemption is designed to enable activity that creates and preserves UK jobs and investment, while taking steps to ensure public health risks are minimised.

Who is exempt

Certain senior executives that are performing activities which would be more likely than not to bring ‘significant economic benefit’ to the UK are exempt. Read the regulations for a full definition of a ‘senior executive’.

The exemption covers 2 types of senior executives (where they are undertaking qualifying activities in England). These are:

  • multinational executives – executives based overseas who are part of multinational firms and visiting their UK based subsidiaries or branches
  • international executives – executives of overseas companies normally based overseas who are seeking to undertake exempt activity in England related to either:
    • making a financial investment in a UK based business
    • establishing a new business within the UK

You do not qualify for the exemption if your activities can be done remotely (for example by telephone or email) or can be done by anyone other than you who would not need to leave self-isolation.

You are considered to be bringing ‘significant economic benefit’ if the work you are doing has a greater than 50% chance of creating or preserving at least 500 UK-based jobs in either:

  • an existing UK-based business which has at least 500 employees
  • a new UK business within 2 years of the date you arrive in the UK

Read more: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-in-england-if-you-are-a-senior-executive-bringing-significant-economic-benefit-to-the-uk

This outrageous pandering to the elites, applying travel and movement restrictions to ordinary people but allowing the elites to do whatever they please, could last well beyond the Covid pandemic.

Back in 2020 the British government BBC suggested Covid lockdowns were a template for a future permanent climate lockdown. So it is pretty obvious where this new trend could lead, of locking down ordinary people, but providing an exemption for the elite, providing they pass a wealth and importance test.

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Phillip Bratby
June 29, 2021 10:13 pm

It’s always one rule for them, one rule for us. We know our place.

Reply to  Phillip Bratby
June 29, 2021 10:18 pm

It still looks pretty restrictive and only applies when the regulations might result in economic harm to the non elites.
Meanwhile the government is apparently hoping to remove all restrictions for everyone within weeks.

badEnglish
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
June 29, 2021 10:39 pm

Indeed, Stephen Wilde. Like 15 days to slow the spread. Testing the waters, here, perhaps?

badEnglish

IanE
Reply to  badEnglish
June 30, 2021 11:01 am

Well, speaking as an Englishman, I would prefer the phrase “Bad British Government!” {actually, make that “insanely bad”!}

Vincent Causey
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
June 29, 2021 11:58 pm

“Hoping”, ha ha. I (and others) predicted they would not remove restrictions on June 21st despite Johnson saying he “hoped” to remove restrictions on June 21st. I now predict that they will not remove restrictions on July 19th despite Matt Hancock saying they would be. But wait, Matt Hancock has gone. Now we have a new health minister, and “cases” are again rising exponentially. Hmm, I wonder what will happen?

goracle
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
June 30, 2021 4:02 am

“hoping to remove all restrictions”… LOL… England, like the USA and the rest of the world, is not a nation of laws, but it is a nation of political will… and the lemmings like Stephen continue to make excuses for and let them get away with it.

Reply to  Phillip Bratby
June 29, 2021 10:19 pm

Quiet! You are not allowed to comment!

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
June 30, 2021 2:00 am

The MARTINZ Critical Review  Ep#75  The overwhelming safety risks of experimental mRNA vaccines vs the safe and effective early treatment of Covid 19  with Dr Peter McCullough MD 29June2021

A one-hour interview with THE expert on Covid-19 vaccines.

It is too late to stop this, but I expect that many of those who have taken the injections will be crippled by adverse reactions – including the inability to have healthy babies – effective sterility.

Do NOT inject young people – anyone of childbearing age.

Pat Frank
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
June 30, 2021 9:31 am

Senator Ron Johnson recently held a hearing about adverse effects of the mRNA treatment. The url for the hearing video is on the graphic.

At one point he showed a slide comparing the numbers of mRNA adverse events through 2021 June 18 with the total number of adverse events for all vaccines combined, since 1990.

I copied the numbers, and calculated the annualized relative rates of adverse effects. The mRNA worked out to 500 to 1100 times more dangerous than the estimated single vaccine average. Numbers on the graphic.

2021 29Jun VAERS of Covid mRNA vs all vaccines.png
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
June 30, 2021 1:03 pm

Letter to Alberta Government and US and Canada Media
 
Subject: END HARMFUL LOCKDOWNS NOW – 71 – “FOR THREE DEATHS PREVENTED BY VACCINATION WE HAVE TO ACCEPT TWO INFLICTED BY VACCINATION.”
 
IMPORTANT: I CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE GOVERNMENT-PUSHED COVID INJECTION OF YOUNG PEOPLE – ALL RISK AND NO REWARD.
 
STUDY CONCLUSION: “FOR THREE DEATHS PREVENTED BY VACCINATION WE HAVE TO ACCEPT TWO INFLICTED BY VACCINATION.”
Are we killing two young people to save three 80-year-olds?
 
We have long had better solutions than the Covid injections, like Ivermectin.
Our governments have needlessly crippled (and possibly sterilized) several generations with the toxic Covid-19 injections.
STOP the toxic injections, especially of children and young adults.
 
THE SAFETY OF COVID-19 VACCINATIONS—WE SHOULD RETHINK THE POLICY
by Harald Walach 1,2,3, Rainer J. Klement 4 and Wouter Aukema 5
1 Poznan University of the Medical Sciences, Pediatric Hospital, 60-572 Poznan, Poland
2 Department of Psychology, University of Witten/Herdecke, 58448 Witten, Germany
3 Change Health Science Institute, 10178 Berlin, Germany
4 Department of Radiation Oncology, Leopoldina Hospital, 97422 Schweinfurt, Germany
5 Independent Data and Pattern Scientist, Brinkenbergweg 1, 7351 BD Hoenderloo, The Netherlands
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-393X/9/7/693/htm
Received: 2 June 2021 / Revised: 19 June 2021 / Accepted: 21 June 2021 / Published: 24 June 2021
Download PDF 
Abstract
Background: COVID-19 vaccines have had expedited reviews without sufficient safety data. We wanted to compare risks and benefits. 
Method: We calculated the number needed to vaccinate (NNTV) from a large Israeli field study to prevent one death. We accessed the Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) database of the European Medicines Agency and of the Dutch National Register (lareb.nl) to extract the number of cases reporting severe side effects and the number of cases with fatal side effects. 
Result: The NNTV is between 200–700 to prevent one case of COVID-19 for the mRNA vaccine marketed by Pfizer, while the NNTV to prevent one death is between 9000 and 50,000 (95% confidence interval), with 16,000 as a point estimate. The number of cases experiencing adverse reactions has been reported to be 700 per 100,000 vaccinations. Currently, we see 16 serious side effects per 100,000 vaccinations, and the number of fatal side effects is at 4.11/100,000 vaccinations.

For three deaths prevented by vaccination we have to accept two inflicted by vaccination. 

Conclusions: This lack of clear benefit should cause governments to rethink their vaccination policy.
__________________________________
 
19 WORLD DOCTORS WARN: DO NOT TAKE COVID-19 SHOTS
Published March 18, 2021
Video: https://rumble.com/veseil-world-doctors-warn-do-not-take-mrna-shot.html
For more details on the Scamdemic go to nojabforme.info and cosmicfact.com
 
IN SUMMARY, THESE DOCTORS STATE:
The Covid-19 was a fake pandemic – there was no dangerous Covid-19 emergency.
Total deaths in many countries are not different from previous years.
The PCR tests have been misused. As result, Covid-19 cases have been greatly exaggerated.
The Covid-19 lockdown and related distancing etc were NOT necessary.
The harm done by the lockdowns etc have caused much more harm than the Covid-19 illness.
There are effective conventional treatments for Covid-19.
The Covid-19 “vaccines” are experimental and are not proven safe or effective and might be very dangerous – NOT justified.
The principle of “informed consent” was not applied – people who were injected were not properly informed of risks.
These Covid-19 injections can cause a range of severe reactions, including the inability to bear healthy children – potentially disastrous.
These doctors will NOT take the Covid-19 injections and will NOT recommend them to their patents.
 
I published most of these conclusions long ago, some as early as 21March2020.

In my recent paper, I noted that there is no “death bump” to mid-2020 in either Alberta or Canada (or the USA) – that is, no significant increase in total deaths from all causes over the trend of the previous seven years.
 
That means there was no significant deadly Covid-19 “epidemic” in Alberta or Canada or the USA to mid-2020, and no justification for the panic, the lockdowns of the workforce and students, and the destruction of our economy – just as I correctly published more than one year ago, on 21&22 March 2020:
 
21March2020 – Allan MacRae
LET’S CONSIDER AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH: Isolate people over sixty-five and those with poor immune systems and return to business-as-usual for people under sixty-five. This will allow “herd immunity” to develop much sooner and older people will thus be more protected AND THE ECONOMY WON’T CRASH.
 
22March2020 – Allan MacRae
This full-lockdown scenario is especially hurting service sector businesses and their minimum-wage employees – young people are telling me they are “financially under the bus”. The young are being destroyed to protect us over-65’s. A far better solution is to get them back to work and let us oldies keep our distance, and get “herd immunity” established ASAP – in months not years. Then we will all be safe again.…
 
This was not a difficult judgment call, once the quality data was located.
 
All we really needed to do was over-protect the very elderly and infirm – the high-risk population – which we failed to adequately do. A debacle!
 
The evidence of serious criminal activity is overwhelming.
 
MOST IMPORTANT: Do NOT inject your children or grandchildren.
 
Regards, Allan MacRae

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
July 1, 2021 12:33 pm

Most articles about Covid-19 in the mainstream media are false nonsense.
 
In the USA, the coding for Covid-19 deaths was changed in March 2020.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/faulty_covid_death_numbers_explained.html
 
Under the old coding, Covid-19 deaths were 1/16 of current reported totals, more like ~40,000 Covid deaths, not ~600,000. 40,000 flu deaths is a light flu year for the USA.
 
I nailed this fraud early, by comparing per capita deaths in Alberta with those in the USA – my ratio was ~10 times too high for the USA vs the 16 reported above.
 
The USA authorities’ Covid-19 stats are false and fraudulent. Huge numbers of deaths from other causes were falsely coded as Covid – 100% fraud.
 
There was also no total death increase in the USA in 2020 – which means there was no deadly epidemic – more falsehoods.
 
In fact, Trump was duped by Falsi and company and he believed there was a real epidemic, and that cost him the election.
 
He was also fooled by the people who developed the Covid-10 “vaccines”, These injections will prove more much dangerous than the virus. A kill shot.

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
July 3, 2021 9:02 am

Didi Vergados has been at the frontline, interviewing Canada’s honest doctors and scientists, throughout the so-called pandemic. In this 16 minute video, she gives a concise and accurate summary of the science, politics, corruption, and misinformation of the covid enterprise. Please enjoy and share this far and wide.
 
https://www.bitchute.com/video/hNqtRKBwQ5Gd/
 
Kind regards,
-The Dr Trozzi Team, Canada

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
July 3, 2021 10:35 am

Summary – I sent this note to the Alberta cabinet one month earlier than this video, on May 30, 2021. It is entirely consistent with the above Vergados video:
 
The Alberta Government’s management of Covid-19 has been an incompetent, deadly disaster:
 
1 There was no justification for the Covid-19 lockdown of under-65’s that started in March 2020 – the risk of Covid-19 death to 1Dec2020 was only 1 in 300,000.
 
2 The harm done by the lockdowns exceeded the harm done by the Covid-19 illness by approximately 10 to 100 times.
 
3 There was no increase in total deaths in Alberta or Canada to 30June2020 – no total death increase means NO deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
 
4 The PCR tests were not a suitable method for estimating Covid-19 cases or basing policy. The resulting policies were entirely wrong and destructive.
 
5 There was no justification for the prevention of Covid-19 treatment with cheap, effective medicines like ivermectin – as a result, lives were lost.
 
6 There was no justification for the widespread promotion of dangerous, relatively ineffective, costly Covid-19 injections by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. These experimental injections are causing enormous harm to those who receive them, should never be given to under-18’s, and in the long term could kill or seriously injure more people than the Covid-19 illness.
 
7 There is overwhelming evidence that the Covid-19 panic and lockdown was a politically-driven scam, and Alberta government officials were either fooled or deliberately collaborated with it – the government’s actions were either utterly incompetent or they were criminal.
 
8 I first formally notified the Alberta government of these Covid-19 facts on 3Sept2020 (below), and published the correct path forward months earlier, on 21&22March2020.
 
9 Alberta government officials “knew or should have known” that they were following a disastrous, destructive path as early as March 2020 and should have taken a completely different approach as summarized above, which would have saved billions of dollars and many lives.
 
10 NOTICES OF LIABILITY have already been served on all members of the European Parliament. Based on evidence of serious harm, THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA SHOULD IMMEDIATELY AND PERMANENTLY CEASE ALL COVID-19 INJECTIONS OF UNDER-18’S and should immediately cease all Covid-19 injections for all other Albertans pending an emergency safety review. The civil and criminal liability of all members of the Alberta Legislature, including all members of the Opposition who have failed to vigorously oppose these dangerous injections, is clear. All of you “knew or should have known” that you were mis-managing the Covid-19 response and causing great harm, and you are fully responsible for the enormous damage done to Alberta and Albertans.

Last edited 1 month ago by ALLAN MACRAE
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
July 3, 2021 10:49 am

CANADIAN DOC SPEAK OUT EP. 4: THE LATEST NEWS ON THE DANGERS OF THE VACCINE, ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN
https://www.bitchute.com/video/1e9NbM4mdF91/

In this episode of Canadian Doctors Speak Out, you will hear the latest updates on the Covid vaccine, the dangers of giving this injection to adolescents that include myocarditis and blood clots, the risks of flying if you or your pilot has had the shot, profound implications of the USA Red Cross excluding covid “vaccinated” persons from donating convalescent plasma to treat covid, the strange phenomenon of vaccine “shedding”, and the ongoing persecution of doctors who speak out against harmful public health policies.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO TAKE ACTION
Go to http://WWW.TakeActionCanada.CA where we have all the information you need to make a difference.

Sign the petition for the Canadian Physicians for Science and Truth at http://WWW.CanadianPhysicians.Org/

Last edited 1 month ago by ALLAN MACRAE
Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
June 29, 2021 10:39 pm

Shut up and clap, pleb!

saveenergy
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
June 30, 2021 1:52 am

Why do you want us to give people the clap,
is it to create a new pandemic ???

Notanacademic
Reply to  saveenergy
June 30, 2021 2:28 am

To get the clap they’d have to abolish the two metre rule

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
June 29, 2021 11:12 pm

Actually it seems more like no rules for them, many thousands for us.

Duker
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
June 30, 2021 12:08 am

Probably thousands who have had exceptions for family illness or death etc. The little people just don’t get headlines like some others in celebrity obsessed culture

Duker
Reply to  Duker
June 30, 2021 12:10 am

Why yes there is….outrage over a non event isn’t that a symptom of wokeism?
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exemptions-from-managed-quarantine-for-medical-and-compassionate-reasons

Derg
Reply to  Duker
June 30, 2021 2:31 am

I am not following Duker. If everyone gets an exemption do we really need a rule?

Matthew Schilling
Reply to  Derg
June 30, 2021 10:28 am

Nope. You MUST get an exemption! No more rights, only privileges… which we can take away whenever for whatever.

TRM
Reply to  Duker
June 30, 2021 5:32 pm

“Thank you sir. May I please have another”

Spetzer86
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
June 30, 2021 4:30 am

The have to make a lot of rules so that the odds of you having broken at least one are always 100%. Ayn Rand had that one down.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Spetzer86
June 30, 2021 9:59 am

Was it Stalin that said something like “show me the man and I’ll show you the crime?”

MarkW
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
June 30, 2021 5:40 am

That is the way of socialism.
The worker bees only exist to support the queen.

June 29, 2021 10:19 pm

So senior executives cannot afford a laptop with teleconference software?
LOL

OldGreyGuy
June 29, 2021 10:20 pm

All in this together. My Ar$e!

John the Econ
June 29, 2021 10:26 pm

We’re now living Animal Farm in realtime.

Climate believer
Reply to  John the Econ
June 29, 2021 11:28 pm

My first thought too…

Derg
Reply to  Climate believer
June 30, 2021 2:32 am

One day only the elite will be allowed to fly, the rest of us will get VR to “save” the planet.

John Endicott
Reply to  Derg
June 30, 2021 8:24 am

Except we’ll only be able to enjoy the VR for the few hours a day when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining to provide the electricity needed to run it.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Derg
June 30, 2021 3:05 pm

No no, once in a lifetime trip to a remote site of your choice, where the euthanasia will be performed.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  John the Econ
June 30, 2021 11:19 am

I was about to say that … but stopped. I thought, “I should check if someone had already posted that observation”. Sure enough, I’m not alone.

Spot on John!

John the Econ
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 30, 2021 5:02 pm

It was just too obvious. I have no doubt that most literate people immediately thought the same. I just happened to find the post sooner than others.

lee
June 29, 2021 10:39 pm

It does not appear that Ministers are exempt, they are not “executives”.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  lee
June 29, 2021 10:40 pm

No, they are OUR EMPLOYEES.

Gerry, England
Reply to  Eric Worrall
June 30, 2021 7:09 am

Especially if it involved ‘stuffing the staffer’ so to speak.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Eric Worrall
June 30, 2021 3:06 pm

Ministers are surely eligible to have at least 500…er…encounters.

Paul C
Reply to  lee
June 30, 2021 11:34 am

They don’t need to make ministers exempt in this section, as they have already created exemptions for diplomats, crown servants and government contractors, etc. Various levels of exemption are provided for almost anyone who is among the international jet-set.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules
Pretty much the only people subject to the full restrictions are the ones that would normally go on one foreign holiday every one or two years.

Art Slartibartfast
June 29, 2021 11:08 pm

“Of course there is no class society in Great Britain. Otherwise we would not be talking to you!”

Joe
June 29, 2021 11:28 pm

It doesn’t appear that Matt Han(d on)cock meets the stipulated criteria.
Or, did I miss something obvious? Are “flings” included, if a side-effect is employing Mirror/Mail/Guardian/Star “journos” or something?

Vincent Causey
June 29, 2021 11:53 pm

Yet more evidence of the “Great Reset”.. One of the hallmarks is that it resemembles feudalism. Feudalism, for those who do not recall, involved a serfdom defined by their inability in law to engage in activities that was available to the aristocracy.

Doonman
Reply to  Vincent Causey
June 30, 2021 3:00 pm

But with feudalism, you get Robin Hoods, the hero class of serfs everywhere.

Craig from Oz
June 30, 2021 12:02 am

Quick. Where is Griff?

He has a Lord he regularly tugs his forelock to (and one that has solar panels on the manor house!), so I am curious if Griff’s liege is on this travel list or not.

griff
Reply to  Craig from Oz
June 30, 2021 1:03 am

I don’t ‘tug my forelock’, I merely have the landed gentry as neighbours and report on their antics.

I figure if the rich are doing it, there must be something in it… UK aristo’s are among the meanest people in the world.

The reality of the UK is that 7% of the population own 84% of the land… most of the houses in London, for example, don’t own the land they stand on.

Republicans from way back, my family. Dad was the only man in Britain to insist on working during the Charles/Diana wedding.

(and yes, I imagine he’ll have been to the Caribbean at least once)

saveenergy
Reply to  griff
June 30, 2021 2:04 am

“I don’t ‘tug my forelock’,”

You don’t have the time … too busy tugging something else !

We know that from your simultaneous engagement with multiple people on this site you are a mass debater.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  saveenergy
June 30, 2021 8:31 am

She/He/It (why don’t we just call him Sheit), doesn’t debate at all. Rarely responds to direct questions or comments.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
June 30, 2021 3:11 pm

But this was the most extensive response I’ve ever observed from the griff-ter. I have to say, almost interesting and I up-voted him, which I think might have happened one other time, but that might have been for loy-doh.

BobM
Reply to  griff
June 30, 2021 4:32 am

Griff, you haven’t answered my question yet.

Would you prefer living in 1700 to 1775 when CO2 was so benign, or this terrible time of 1950-2025 with “dangerous” levels of atmospheric CO2?

BobM
Reply to  BobM
June 30, 2021 5:02 pm

Griff, you there?

Climate believer
Reply to  griff
June 30, 2021 5:21 am

The biggest land owner in the UK is the public forest estate, publicly owned.

You really are left of Stalin Grifter, did you have a little snigger at yourself for sneaking in the 7:84 reference.

You’ve got to be a Corbynista, lol..

As readers have come to expect from comrade Grifter, his/her/its/their figures are wrong, and date literally from the 1960’s.

Leasehold transactions, which means you own the building but not the land, represent less than 5% of new house sales. People don’t own the land in Central London because they’re mostly in flats (apartments).

Things have gotten considerably better since William the Conqueror effectively owned everything.

Waza
June 30, 2021 12:03 am

It is my observation that small local companies are likely to be impacted by COVID more than large international companies

Craig from Oz
June 30, 2021 12:05 am

The problem here is that despite what good intentions this road is paved with, they are basically saying that everyone else in the UK do NOT bring ‘Significant Economic Benefit’.

There you go, UK Plebs. You are not important. You do not benefit your country and, if push comes to shove, can probably be replaced by some Poles (like they did in Ireland).

Feel the BoJo Love yet?

ScienceABC123
June 30, 2021 12:19 am

More evidence England is a “class” based society…

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Eric Stevens
June 30, 2021 12:27 am

Clumsy as it may be, the proposal has merit. I have always that it is necessary to reach a balance between damage to the community and damage from lockdowns. This proposal, while tangled in bureaucracy, at least makes an attempt to deal with the problem.

as an aside, too many of the objections of the proposal seem to be rooted in ‘them and us’ jealously. In fact the data seems to show there no great merit in country-wide lock downs and there is some justification wanting the lockdown to be eased for everyone.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  Eric Worrall
June 30, 2021 1:45 am

And this is a surprise to you? Surely the fact that both David Cameron and Boris Johnson were members of the Bullingdon should have made their contempt for the rest of us obvious.

saveenergy
Reply to  Izaak Walton
June 30, 2021 2:13 am

Some information for those of the lower orders of society –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullingdon_Club

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Derg
Reply to  Izaak Walton
June 30, 2021 2:40 am

No elites in the states…Joe Biden and his family made their money the old fashion way…from Government..like Obama and the Clintons. The elite are the political class.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Derg
June 30, 2021 10:05 am

That, and their crony capitalist enablers.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Izaak Walton
June 30, 2021 3:17 pm

And now I have to up-vote Izzy. OMG world coming to an end. I better shut down the browser, or mosh might make sense next.

DaveS
Reply to  Eric Worrall
June 30, 2021 4:48 am

I would describe it more as a front door. Exemptions for G7 delegates, COP26 delegates, some Global education conference or other, and UEFA bigwigs and hangers-on, were all explicitly listed in a Statutory Instrument. Presumably these latest exemptions for ‘important’ executives will also have to be subject of an SI. Not much consolation for ‘unimportant’ executives of small businesses who might find themselves having to lay off staff tomorrow as the furlough scheme starts to run down.

As I understand it (happy to be corrected) the exemptions relate only to quarantine rules. So the lack of action taken over the brazen disregard by the G7 ‘leaders’ and their hangers-on at the infamous BBQ a couple of weeks back, despite 6000 cops looking on, set a precedent; it’s already the case that not one person who’s actually been arrested under COVID regulations has been prosecuted, which suggests that the courts have long had their doubts over the lawfulness of the regulations.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  DaveS
June 30, 2021 7:58 am

25,000 ‘delegates’ attended COP25 and presumably more will be heading to Glasgow if it goes ahead. If I were a Glaswegian I think I would be stocking up on supplies so I can have a comfortable’ holiday’ self isolating at home.

Derg
Reply to  Eric Stevens
June 30, 2021 2:37 am

“damage to the community“

If you are at risk, get the shot. If you are not, then you may get it or you may not, but you will survive.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Eric Stevens
June 30, 2021 9:30 am

This proposal, while tangled in bureaucracy, 

This proposal will produce numerous high paying green jobs.

There, fixed it for those that don’t understand government-speak.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Eric Stevens
June 30, 2021 8:06 pm

There is never merit in dividing the people into haves and have nots. And for your second paragraph, all you had to say was “there is no merit in lock-downs at all”. It doesn’t stop the virus. If Texas is any demonstration; the infection rate went down as soon as lock-downs were stopped.

rah
June 30, 2021 12:28 am

Well, based on some of the comments here, it seems some Brits love to be ruled. Instead of one monarchy they now have two and they like it.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  rah
June 30, 2021 5:41 am

There’s a breed of Briton known as a “Jobsworth”. It’s more more than my job’s worth to bend the rules. The Brits are still serfs at heart, we’ve never had a revolution, well the English haven’t, the Welsh have been subjugated since the 13th century and Scots and Irish dissidents are scattered across the world. The last lot of “rebellious Scots” requiring crushing were Clydeside Reds of the 1920s and 1930s.

Since then it’s been a case of when the government says “jump” the population says “how high?”. The MSM never shows footage of the current anti-lockdown marches like the one last weekend.

Stephen W
June 30, 2021 12:29 am

Just end it full stop.

Peta of Newark
June 30, 2021 12:56 am

C’mon peeps wake up..

There are 2 sides to this coin and patently NOBODY has seen the B side..

Maybe by allowing these ‘elites’ out of lockdown, someone (Monty Python springs….) is hoping these ‘elites’ will contract some horrible hideous and fatal contamination/disease and expire.

Maybe its a device to be rid of them…..

Or do we stick with the A-side – the whole Covid thing was/is a manifestation of diseased, dysfunctional and paranoid minds.
<wonders> Was Chicken Little a ‘headless chicken’
If Fauxi’s Gain-of-Function experiments don’t point to that, wtf does?

Because if nobody nobody ## anticipated the B-side, we have got to say that the ‘Diseased Minds Theory’ is today’s ‘Settled Science’

## ‘cept me coz I iz mor genius that a really genius thing. I keep telling myself so it MUST be true

Or is it actually a callous money (read= Tax) grubbing attempt – by diseased minds that have broken the national piggy bank and need more more more.
£200,000 new kitchens don’t come cheap, do they Princess Nutty?

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Derek Wood
June 30, 2021 1:13 am

Right! That does it! Where’s my pitchfork?

Dave Fair
Reply to  Derek Wood
June 30, 2021 10:09 am

Put on this yellow vest, first.

Kenji
June 30, 2021 1:44 am

What’s the differentiation between “senior” executives, and “junior” executives? What if my company calls ALL of its employees … “associates”?

Editor
June 30, 2021 2:03 am

“You do not qualify for the exemption if your activities can be done remotely”.

That eliminates all executives, local and international. Period.

Ed Zuiderwijk
June 30, 2021 2:32 am

Unfortunately the British are not allowed to bear arms. Wonder why.

H.R.
Reply to  Eric Worrall
June 30, 2021 6:14 am

Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.

AleaJactaEst
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
June 30, 2021 4:09 am

not quite……

anyone can apply for, say, a shotgun license where Plod will of course screen them. This extends to rifles and pistols, the latter being much, much harder to obtain. The two formers are quite easily obtained and Plod, IS NOT allowed to ask a detailed why. Country pursuits is a quite acceptable reason.

AleaJactaEst
Reply to  AleaJactaEst
June 30, 2021 4:10 am

and another is “pest control”

In 18 months this might be quite broad.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
June 30, 2021 5:10 am

Unfortunately the British are not allowed to bear arms.

Brits can wear short sleeved shirts if they like, just like Aussies. They don’t want to, though, because it’s too cold…

Patrick MJD
June 30, 2021 3:04 am

Anyone following this SC@MDEMIC knows this. Even Prof. Lockdown and his married lover ignored lockdown while everyone else had to endure police harassment, restrictions, limited access to health care etc etc. There was a time where people were revolting.

Paul Penrose
Reply to  Patrick MJD
June 30, 2021 11:30 am

I think people are more revolting now than at any other time in my life.

fretslider
June 30, 2021 4:12 am

The European football championship final will be played in London. According to our rules all UEFA officials etc would have to quarantine.

UEFA didn’t like that at all and told the government under no uncertain terms that if they were not exempted they would move the final game to Rome instead. Needless to say, they’ll all be at Wembley on the day.

Meanwhile nobody can go to see England v Ukraine at the weekend because of… Italian covid regulations.

At least this household does good bread and water.

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starzmom
June 30, 2021 5:07 am

The most important thing to note is that the government gets to pick who is important enough and when. The ultimate in government control of even the elites.

Sara
June 30, 2021 5:08 am

Gee whiz, and our lockdown is almost nil at this point, in my AO.

On the other hand, when I look at live cams in Cornwall and Scotland, I do not see people locking themselves away from fresh air and sunshine.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Sara
June 30, 2021 10:15 am

Early in WuFlu lockdowns, a waddling Sheriffs Deputy came by our Las Vegas, Nevada dog walking park and told us all we were in violation of the mask and distancing rules. We all laughed until he moved his fat ass along.

MARTIN BRUMBY
June 30, 2021 5:18 am

No doubt there are extra benefits for anyone able to demonstrate their links to the Chinese Communist Party.

H.R.
June 30, 2021 5:29 am

There would be no crime in the streets if lawbreakers were sentenced to “15 days to cool off and think about it.”

Going by the lies on the record about Covid lockdowns, “15 days = Life in prison with no parole.”

MarkW
June 30, 2021 5:37 am

Those who run government have always been exempt from the rules that the government enforces on the plebes.

PaulH
June 30, 2021 5:50 am

These same exemptions will apply if/when the government implements vaccine passports. No one who has wealth or political connections will be constrained by any vaccine passport rules.

Jeffery P
June 30, 2021 6:11 am

Just show your party membership card at the door to gain admittance.

This shows why many US states have passed laws prohibiting classifying some jobs and businesses as essential and all others as not. Thank the goddess we have rights in this country,

Terry
June 30, 2021 7:30 am

Anyone surprised by this?

Gordon A. Dressler
June 30, 2021 7:41 am

Anyone see the sleight-of-hand trick here? The British government goes to lengths to define what “senior executives” and “certain senior executives” have to do in terms of activities performed versus financial and potential financial benefit to the UK income and employment, but nowhere does it define what the term “senior executive” actually means.

Reading through the above quoted statements, I see no reason that anyone from any company who bears a title as “senior executive’ is not eligible to travel through England under the guise of wanting to do “proprietary marketing” of a future investment/building plan in the UK . . . they just need to arrange a few meetings with different city executives, no matter how preposterous their “investment/build plan and associated contract conditions” may be.

Using the term “proprietary” is sufficient reason to claim this “marketing” could not be done over the phone or Internet.

Matt Kiro
June 30, 2021 7:49 am

“Whenever the Legislators endeavor to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any farther Obedience, and are left to the common Refuge, which God hath provided for all Men, against Force and Violence. Whensoever therefore the Legislative shall transgress this fundamental Rule of Society; and either by Ambition, Fear, Folly or Corruption, endeavor to grasp themselves, or put into the hands of any other an Absolute Power over the Lives, Liberties, and Estates of the People; By this breach of Trust they forfeit the Power, the People had put into their hands, for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the People, who have a Right to resume their original Liberty.”
John Locke

Time for the people of the UK to remember their own history and throw off this lockdown

TonyG
June 30, 2021 8:14 am

“more equal”

Art
June 30, 2021 9:42 am

This is an out and out admission that it isn’t about limiting the spread of the virus, but rather controlling the masses.

Doonman
June 30, 2021 2:52 pm

All you peasant commoners expected something different?

June 30, 2021 4:04 pm

Very selective virus – doesn’t target either the very rich or the homeless.

CK_
June 30, 2021 5:01 pm

I was never a conspiracy theorist until 2020. Now, I’ve gone “crazy”: I don’t believe in infectious viruses anymore (per Stefan Lanka, Andrew Kaufman and Thomas Cowan); and I now believe COVID-19 is a fake plandemic to force the Great Reset agenda, including depopulation/sterilization via the “vaccines”.

Here’s an important article by Steve Kirsch (not a conspiracy theorist), who says at least 26,000 Americans have died from the COVID-19 vaccines, not the 6,000 in the CDC’s VAERS database.

https://trialsitenews.com/should-you-get-vaccinated/

Dr. Peter McCullough claims a CDC whistle-blower told him the actual number is 50,000 deaths!
https://dailyexpose.co.uk/2021/06/24/dr-peter-mccullough-reveals-the-covid-19-vaccines-are-bioweapons-and-a-cdc-whistle-blower-has-confirmed-50000-americans-have-died-due-to-the-jabs/

This article claims that British government murdered thousands of elderly people with drug overdoses and them blamed the deaths on COVID-19. (Reiner Fuellmich claims a whistle-blower
told him COVID-19 was planned in 2019 because Europe is broke due to its pensions.)

https://dailyexpose.co.uk/2021/06/29/feel-sorry-for-chris-whitty-then-you-must-not-know-what-whitty-and-hancock-did-to-the-elderly-and-vulnerable-from-march-2020-onwards/

TRM
June 30, 2021 5:26 pm

It’s NOT about the disease or curing it.
If it was they would NOT prevent early treatment with IVM & HCQ for 8-10 months.
If it was they would NOT be telling people with natural immunity to get the shot.
If it was they would NOT be misusing PCR tests by running them to obscene cycle thresholds.
It IS about getting everyone injected with an experimental gene therapy treatment.

Smells like Jonestown to me. 
I’M IN THE CONTROL GROUP.

Charles Higley
July 1, 2021 10:34 am

If the virus is so infectious and deadly, lifting quarantine at any level makes the whole thing worthless. In addition, they are actually exposing the people most crucial to an intact economy to this “deadly virus. Yeah, that makes sense.

On the other hand, this indicates that the deadly virus is not so deadly and more like mythical. And they know this and give themselves exemptions while delighting in oppressing the masses. This is very Medieval when royalty moved about ignoring the diseased masses and looking down on them in disgust.

July 5, 2021 9:07 am

We can’t even be sure about the case numbers. The so called Gold Standard PCR test for Covid-19 is being poorly used. New research suggests 50-75% of results are false positives.

Effectively by ramping up the PCR cycles, you can find tiny traces of virus DNA, even well after the person is infectious. This is serious, because people are being forced to isolate needlessly.

https://marketwise.co.uk/2021/07/pcr-covid-testing-accuracy/

kramer
July 5, 2021 9:47 am

“by granting people they consider to be important an explicit exemption from the lockdown rules which ordinary people have to follow.”

Bet dollars to donuts that ‘important’ people will also be granted exemptions from having to travel by bike, walking or using mass transit. Same applies for having to live in small apartments in massive cities, not being able to fly, and not eating meat.

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