I came across an interesting little snippet over at Mac’s place yesterday.
I’m sure you have all read it [you do follow my suggested links, don’t you?] but for those who need hand-holding, he drew my attention to this—–
An interesting concept, what?
I mentioned it to Herself in passing and she nearly blew her top. “They can’t do that! That’s outrageous! They’d never get away with it. There would be uproar and rebellion.” or words to that effect. This surprised me as she’s normally quite placid [we finally got the meds right].
I thought about this. Would the Great Unwashed and in particular the Wrinkly Great Unwashed stand for it? Then it hit me. For fucks sake they have already accepted a limit of 5 kilometres which is a hell of a lot less than 30 miles. I know this 5Km limit is supposed to be temporary but nevertheless you would think there would be someone muttering about constitutional rights to move around our own country? There hasn’t been a whisper of course, because they have explained to us that if we dare travel 5.01Km then there will be mass slaughter of the first-born and kittens will all explode. The Irish are suckers for a feeble excuse.
There seems to be an unwritten rule that whatever one country does, another has to follow suit like a docile cow. Ireland is great at this [though sadly they failed to follow Brexit] so if the UK were to bring is this weird restriction, Ireland would probably think it’s a brilliant idea and try it on here. Good luck to ’em I say. The only way they can enforce it is to fit every car with a GPS positioning device which presumably they would then have to monitor.
Seeing as they can’t even monitor a couple of families in one hotel, I think I’m safe.