Our Leo is mulling over an idea.
I should explain that Our Leo used to be Prime Minister, or T-shirt as he was officially called. But he was comprehensively trounced in the last election and had to form a coalition where he became Deputy T-shirt, while MeHole Martin became the real T-shirt. However, for some inexplicable reason he his still occasionally mistakenly referred to as T-shirt, even by Real T-shirt. This of course gave Donnie Trump ideas and he now wants to be President even though he may not be.
Anyways, back to Leo’s Great Idea.
Leo is worried about people wandering around distributing the Rona Virus like confetti and is basically looking for ways to lock them up. Anyone who has even been close to a suspected Rona should be forced to isolate themselves for ten days or a fortnight [whichever is the handier?]. He wants this to be mandatory [or compulsory?] and to make it legally enforceable.
I don’t think he has thought this one through though. How the fuck would that work? Do they place a Guard outside the victim’s bedroom door? Will people be stopped in the street and will be arrested if they can’t produce a doctor’s cert saying they aren’t infected? And even if they definitively haven’t been infected but have just been “in close contact” then how can they be determined to be law-breakers?
They only way this Great Idea could possibly work is to arrest anyone who may [or may not] have Rona and to lock them up. Seeing as our prisons are already full, miscreants would have to be locked up in commandeered hotels. So anyone who suspects they may possibly have Rona would probably just keep quiet about it so they could carry on with their lives. Or maybe I could claim that I had been “in close contact” with someone and get myself a free fortnight’s holiday?
I see that at the time of scribbling, 74% have voted in favour of this idea, which just goes to show just how dim and easily led are the readers of The Journal.
Or maybe 74% just fancy a fortnight’s holiday courtesy of the taxpayer?