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How’s this for hypocrisy? ‘Lockdown breakers are killers, but it’s OK to break the rules for protests I agree with’

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05.06.2020

There’s a lot we still don’t know about the Covid-19 virus, but after this week one thing is very clear. The virus is super-intelligent.

Rather uniquely, it can tell if people are breaking social distancing rules for a “good” cause, or a “bad” one. If it’s a “good” one, such as protesting racism, there’s not much chance of anyone getting infected. Well, at least that’s what we’re supposed to believe.

Compare and contrast the reaction towards recent protests in London. A couple of weeks ago there was a small anti-lockdown protest in the capital. Online vitriol was directed at the protestors. They were putting lives at risk. They were being criminally reckless. Some openly wished they’d be infected by the virus.

But when much larger numbers protested in London this week against racism, lockdown enthusiasts suddenly weren’t so bothered about hitherto all-important social distancing rules. And that includes the police.

Been social distancing since March. Today I broke it to join the #BlackLivesMattter demo outside Parliament and take a knee with thousands of brave young people calling for Justice. pic.twitter.com/1KWZeOPi01

“Been social distancing since March. Today I broke it to join the #BlackLivesMatter demo outside Parliament and take a knee with thousands of brave young people calling for Justice,” tweeted the former Labour Minister Barry Gardiner.

But on Monday, Gardiner (or perhaps it was his twin brother?) was on the radio to say it was too early to loosen the lockdown. “At the moment what we’ve got to do is to eliminate transmission of this virus so that people stop dying,” he said. Got it? On Wednesday, Gardiner was proudly........

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