A picture posted on twitter by former British ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott yesterday showed zero social distancing being enforced or observed at Heathrow airport.
Tightly packed crowds of people were shown seemingly oblivious to a pandemic that has killed thousands of people in England this week alone.
Around the same time as the picture was posted, the Prime Minister was live on television during a government briefing asking people to ‘do their bit’ and follow the rules.
If the same scenes were scripted in a comedy sketch we could perhaps laugh at the ineptitude, but this contradiction in policy and action is costing lives and businesses. You have been told to close your hospitality business, and you have been told you can’t walk a mile down the road and see a friend later today. But seemingly if you want to fly somewhere in cramped conditions you can. And people from all over the globe can freely travel into Heathrow.
Heathrow airport has been labelled as a ‘super spreader’, it looks more like a Covid-19 factory farm, with circa 1 in 30 people carrying the virus that’s an awful lot of carriers pictured mingling freely for all to see.
These simple observations show a government devoid of even the slightest modicum of common sense.
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