The Colmar Brunton survey showing a sizeable majority of support for the government’s totally unnecessary lockdown excesses, came as no surprise. But come election time with 25% unemployment and general despair and there will be a markedly different reaction.
The fact is, right now, if Jacinda, as instructed by the default leader Ashely what’s his name, announced that from next Monday, everyone must get about with a 6-inch length of broom handle up their bums, I have not the slightest doubt the majority would comply.
The Police would be out in force dragging down pedestrians’ pants for spot checks.
The homosexual faction would complain about cultural appropriation, and so it would go.
A couple of weeks back one of my gardeners phoned to see how it’s going. I asked why he wasn’t here and could hear the genuine terror in his voice as he bleated about the Police stopping motorists.
My thoughts immediately turned to hiring three actors to turn up at his home dressed as policemen, root him out from under his bed and charge him with starting the Crimean War.
I didn’t pursue it as I knew the outcome. He’d confess.
Meanwhile the other gardener turned up and got stuck in. No surprise there. He’s Asian.