It’s not unusual – the sequel

 
FURIOUS Welshman is a real Welshman. Such uncompromising measures against police states must become – that’s right – the new normal. More at PJW on the communist attack on the Welsh by Mark Drakeford. A social worker by training, the Labour First Minister has the unusual distinction for a national leader of having a son in jail for raping a minor. The court was told he did it as “punishment.” Interesting.

It would be easy to imagine that the Welsh lockdown is very similar to the national one in April and May. In most ways it is. Just about everything has been closed down, except for a few shops and services that are completely vital to keep everyone alive as they huddle down at home. But this week we learned the Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has decided to take it one step further. Apparently not only will ‘non-essential’ shops have to close, but the few that remain open will also be banned from selling ‘non-essential’ items.

Want to buy some socks at Tesco? Sorry, not allowed. Aftershave at Boots? Forget it. Or pick up a book, perhaps, while filling up the car with petrol? That isn’t going to be permitted. Apparently, according to Drakeford, he has to create a ‘level-playing field’ so that some shops don’t have any ‘unfair advantage’ during lockdown. ‘We will be making it clear to supermarkets that they are only able to open those parts of their business that provide essential goods to people,’ Drakeford told the Welsh Parliament in Cardiff. What exactly counts as essential and non-essential hasn’t been decided yet – even though Welsh retailers have already reacted with alarm – but no doubt the First Minister will decide in due course.

 
This is Stalin’s liquidation of the kulaks meets John Hewson’s birthday cake meets Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

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25 Responses to It’s not unusual – the sequel

  1. calli

    For Mr Gwylim Owen.

    Stand ye steady!

  2. Exit Stage Right

    The West is too stupid to survive.
    Lucky that only the brightest and best make it into political ranks.
    The Great Orange Oaf is our only hope.

  3. Shy Ted

    It’s allllllllllllll bollllllllllllocks. (2 /3 words spelllllllllllllled the Wellllllllllsh way)

  4. yarpos

    Another micro managing control freak, like Whitmer in the US and Andrews here. They have their chance to exercise their fantasies and they are going to take it and revel in it.

  5. Professor Fred Lenin

    Devolution was never going to work, the left infiltratedScotland and Wales and they ate their own countries . They dont mind being colonies dominated by a pack of unelected failed foreign polliemuppets in Brussels .Westminster might not be perfect ,but they are elected ,and voters can get rid of them . And they are smart enough toreject the Euro elite globalists.

  6. cuckoo

    By the time this tool works out his list of what is and isn’t essential, the 17 days will be up.

  7. cuckoo

    Still, full credit for originality. In all the completely arbitrary timelines, deadlines and limits dreamed up by these clowns, a shutdown of seventeen days, not fourteen, not twenty-one, shows some flair.

  8. Mark M

    How much further evidence that masked populations can’t stop the CCP flu?

    The political response is the very definition of insanity.

  9. Albatross

    Get ready for Chinese hegemony.

  10. Papachango

    Wow I didn’t think anyone could outdo Andrews but there you go…

  11. Roger W

    As in Victoria, the truly frightening aspect is the willingness of so many in society to willingly obey these control freaks.

  12. Bruce

    @Calli:

    Here’s an alternate version: Previously noted in a 1960s Engineering Students Songbook.

    http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiALCANTHM;ttHARLCH.html

  13. Mater

    Apparently, according to Drakeford, he has to create a ‘level-playing field’ so that some shops don’t have any ‘unfair advantage’ during lockdown.

    ‘The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.’

    -Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 22 October 1945

  14. Roger

    Drakeford…doesn’t sound like a Welsh surname to me.

  15. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Drakeford: “No true Welshman would behave like that Owen person.”

    These political idiots are out of control. Time they were shut down once and for all, or this fascist idiocy will never end.

  16. Roger

    Drakeford: “No true Welshman would behave like that Owen person.”

    An informal fallacy takes on a new guise!

  17. John Bayley

    These political idiots are out of control.

    Only because the general populace not only allows them to do so, but actively cheers them on.

    Time they were shut down once and for all, or this fascist idiocy will never end.

    Good luck with that.
    This idiocy will only end with the total collapse of the current system.
    What comes after is anyone’s guess, but the two possibilities I see as likely are either a Caliphate or a fascist/communist dictatorship.
    Or, better still, a combination of both.

  18. Ian Macmillan

    Lets not give Dan any ideas

  19. cuckoo

    The biggest surprise to me is that Wales has an economy. Next you’ll be telling me Tasmania has one.

  20. mh

    Patient: Doc, I have this problem where I keep hearing Tom Jones songs.

    Doctor: It’s not unusual.

  21. Dot

    Cut them off England.

    Cut all of the Scots, Manx, Northern Irish, Welsh and Channel Islanders.

    England needs to devolve from its own remnants of empire.

    These morons are holding you back.

  22. Dot

    Wales probably has higher standards of living than Australia.

    IIRC, nominal wages are slightly lower but the cost of living is less by a bigger margin.

  23. John Bayley

    IIRC, nominal wages are slightly lower but the cost of living is less by a bigger margin.

    That no doubt depends on where you live.

    If you are in Sydney, then you need to have a household income of >$200K to be ‘comfortable’.
    Same can be said for London.

    If you are in regional QLD, away from the GC/BNE/SC corner, you can buy a nice, roomy house with sea views for less than $700K and need spend nothing on parking, tunnel & bridge tolls, nor sit in traffic or trains for hours each week.

    Why more young people don’t choose to relocate I cannot understand. Why have a million-dollar plus loan over a sh*tbox, if you don’t need to?

  24. Roger

    The biggest surprise to me is that Wales has an economy. Next you’ll be telling me Tasmania has one.

    Tasmania is actually Australia’s number one performing state economy at present (Commsec, July 2020).

    Yes, that’s how bad things are.

  25. Squirrel

    How Grim Is My Valley

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