Peter Hitchens on the British Lockdowns

Both columns are from March 2020.

Is shutting down Britain – with unprecedented curbs on ancient liberties – REALLY the best answer?
About 1,600 people die every day in the UK for one reason or another. A similar figure applies in Italy and a much larger one in China. The coronavirus deaths, while distressing and shocking, are not so numerous as to require the civilised world to shut down transport and commerce, nor to surrender centuries-old liberties in an afternoon.”

There’s powerful evidence this Great Panic is foolish, yet our freedom is still broken and our economy crippled
“Next, I would like to thank all those who disagree with me, who choose to abuse me, often with lies, personal smears and swearwords. Your childish, intolerant reaction has strengthened me in my conviction that mine is the better case. If your policy is so good, why can you not defend it like civilised adults? Do you really think that I regret needless deaths any less than you? Can you not accept that I also have good motives?”

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1 Response to Peter Hitchens on the British Lockdowns

  1. pensiamentopeligroso says:


    You know you’re over the target when the spewed vitriol and ad hominem attacks start to fly. Stand strong and tough, and don’t let the scumbag hypocrites of the left get you down. They are the inferior ones because they can only gain advantage and survive through the use of lies and deception. Their arguments are weak, inconsistent, unsupported with facts and require verbal abuse and threats to intimidate people into going along with their nonsense. Of course, there is no law against stupidity, and the stupid end up being manipulated by the left. Pray for the stupid to wake up and stand up.

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