An open letter to First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon.
First Minister, thank you.
Thank you for your tireless work, your great energy, your leadership, your reassurance, particularly in reassuring our children and grandchildren, your direction, humanity and honesty.
Thank you for having a conscience throughout this dreadful pandemic which we all face. Thank you for the sleepless nights which I am sure you have undoubtedly endured worrying about the safety of those you serve. Thank you.
First Minister I urge you at this time to strongly consider taking the following action.
Please take steps to implement border controls with our neighbouring country to the south, England in order to reduce the dreadful impact of the current pandemic in Scotland.
This strategy has been seen elsewhere in the world to be very successful in reducing the spread of contraction and morbidity of the Covid-19 virus. Australia for example, has closed all borders between each State, effectively stopping the disease from community transmission in some States, achieving this in a very short period of time.
We are all watching with horror the events that are unfolding as a result of the relaxation of the lockdown in England, and the resulting consequences of the Cummings disaster, where thousands now casually disregard official advice. You know what is coming soon. So do we.
The Scottish Government should, with some urgency, whilst retaining its measured responsible approach, introduce emergency powers under their current devolved responsibility for law and order in Scotland, in the Scottish Parliament, to override the retained power and responsibility that London retains over Scotland’s border controls.
Border controls must be put in place at the English border, Scottish ports and airports to prevent the impending inevitable second wave spreading into, and engulfing Scotland, causing devastation.
It is clear that Johnson, Cummings, Gove, Hancock, Patel et al must surely be replaced shortly by a coalition all party UK crisis government, centred on doing the right things to protect human life, not corporation profits.
The incompetence of these idiots is killing tens of thousands of our fellow human beings, our friends, our neighbours, our relatives, innocents who have become the victims of elite exceptionalism. A central regime going against the trend, ‘following a science’ different and oppositional to every other first world country, being plucky Bulldog British, condemning the vulnerable and blameless to death.
Over the UK the death rate hasn’t fallen, in fact it is on the rise. The cabal of clueless underachievers in charge haven’t met, or achieved, any of the targets or tests that they said would need to be achieved before they lifted the lockdown.
Letting the shielded and vulnerable return to mixing with others is criminally negligent beyond belief. This is an absolute human catastrophe.
Please close the borders, allowing only freight and essential travel into, and out of, Scotland, and do so soon, before it is too late.
Once again, thank you for the selfless work you put in to your job on behalf of those you serve. Such actions as those suggested above can not be undertaken lightly. However this is not about politics, it is not about sovereignty. It is about saving human lives.