‘2020’ hindsight, still a bit fuzzy?

Remember if we had locked down in February, if we had not had a corrupt government giving mates contracts and paying them our money to steal from us, if we had a prime minister and opposition with a backbone, if we had mandatory masks in February, closed schools, airports, ferries, stopped unnecessary travel even if it was to drive across the UK to test our eyes, if we had a primate minister who did not hide, a government that told the truth, that followed medical guidence, that put human life before their bank accounts and status amongst their friends, Royals that had the guts to shout ‘no’ rather than saying they want to be reincarnated as a killer virus, if we had a nation of people with common sense, prepared to social distance, wear masks rather than stand clapping the nurses, doctors, paramedics, keyworkers as those very live savers died on their feet, if we had a media that itself did not publish fake news and propaganda, if we had a government that had not run down all the health and social care services in the name of Austerity whilst paying for missiles we can never use, if we had focused upon our real enemies instead of a few refugees and migrants, not hating folk because of their gender, sexuality, race, culture, ability, if we had prioritised our families and not our possessions, then maybe, just maybe so many families would not be feeling the pain of loss, the fear of loss, the anxiety of even opening their doors. If we did not live in a country that treats its sick, elderly, disabled and vulnerable as scum, a drain, expendable maybe we would have seen the warning signs and acted upon them.
Yes hind sight is always ‘2020’ , (ironic hey) but looking back it’s easy to be made to believe the mistakes were accidental, not the fault of those in charge, unavoidable.
Just to be clear, the Conservative Government, the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, the press, and the businessmen asset stripping the UK made no ‘accidental mistakes’. Their behaviour was and is deliberate. They are culpable. They should be accountable, but unless we hold them to account now they will kill many many more.
Jonesy

Volunteer Riders UK free PPE distribution – ongoing

VOLUNTEER RIDERS UK, protecting people, communities, families and you from Covid-19.
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I set Volunteer Riders UK up in March 2020. It was an idea I had to distribute completely free PPE across the UK using motorcycles.
I began the project as a memorial to my brother Rob ‘Jonesy’ Jones who died in December 2019, due to a long and undiagnosed nor treated illness aged 35, I wanted to ensure as many families as possible never have to unnecessarily experience the very real and agonising pain of losing someone they love. .
Since then we have as bikers took PPE from Devon to Scotland, from Gt Yarmouth to Wales.
We have provided transport for manufacturers and sewing groups all over, even utilising a plane to deliver to an African country. Every piece we carry is completely free to the end user. We do no fundraising nor do we have sponsorship, we are running completely on the good will, time, transport and fuel of our riders, coordinators and drivers. The people making the PPE do so again free of charge to the end users, though they may get funding from other sources.
We are a completely cashless group.
We have been responsible for transporting most of the PPE from amazing groups such as NHS Heroes, For the love of scrubs (FTLOS) and locally to me Sheilagh’s Sewing Circle in Dronfield.
We work with manufacturers, sewers and have our riders all over mainland UK and occasionally have liaised with groups in Ireland.
The group has currently around 3,800 members, is non-political in any way, and is a credit to every member who by being a part of it has made this immense project so successful.
We believe currently we have delivered massively in excess of 6,000,000 pieces of free PPE from masks to complete scrub sets.
We have not as yet even begun to calculate the miles ridden.
We provide to front line professionals both in and out of the NHS, hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries, schools, colleges, ambulance teams, community midwives, Covid recovery wards, Gt Ormand Street, along with giving them to vulnerable children, families and individuals.
Throughout the period we have been running it has been a huge learning curve and has displayed the best humanity has to offer.
So remember when you see that  biker whether bearded, dripping in leather, covered in patches (like me) or wearing hi-viz like so many others, remember not only are they fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, grandparents or friends, but also likely are putting their all into keeping our families, friends, communities and country safe.
So when you want to clap a true hero just remember that hero may be closer than you think.
I am proud of each one of those trying to keep us all safe and call every member of VRUK brother, sister and forever my friends.

Jonesy VRUK founder.

Stop with the anti-mask rubbish please

Just for your info, me along with several thousand other folk have since early in this pandemic been trying to save the lives of front line staff, the disabled, nurses, doctors, teachers, children, chronically ill, carers, the elderly and all those people that matter to you.
We have not done this for profit, not even for cost or expenses, we have done it totally free because people have rallied to put others first.
So forgive me if I find your anti-mask, anti social distancing, conspiracy theories beyond mildly offensive.
I base my knowledge upon actions, upon talking to professionals, upon steering front line and hospital staff away from suicidal thoughts because of the pressure they are under.
Yes mistakes are made daily, usually by those putting profit before people. Yes the government have failed the people due to their corrupt and inept dealing. Yes the Conservatives have manipulated facts and used the pandemic as an excuse to strip our rights and asset strip our country, but Covid19 is real, it is on the rise and it is killing folk. All your not using common sense will achieve, is increasing the risks to yourselves, your families, your friends, your colleagues and your communities.
So yes question every decision the government makes, sift out the pathetic profiteering from their actions but use your brains.
Wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your hands and keep everyone safe.
And please don’t tell me masks don’t help, they are I admit not a HASMAT suit, but try spraying water through one, then the same amount of watrr without one. Given C19 is passed through droplets it’s kinda a nobrainer.
Jonesy

My understanding of this fake world.

I fear I have lost the friendship and respect from a few people of late. I apologise if you are one.
My reality is that I have no idea of the truth behind Covid, but I know people are dying from it. I know those who survive often do so with long term illness or conditions as a result.
I also know that a simple mask is not the equivalent of a HASMAT or NBC suit, however I also know that anything over your mouth has a restrictive effect upon what comes out through breathing or a sneeze. It may not stop infections being released but it does reduce the distance and alter direction. Three layer masks can reduce it significantly.
I am also aware that now lockdown is to an extent locking the stable door. I know it has a huge adverse effect upon emotional, physical and mental wellbeing.
I know I believe a further lockdown will result in mortality rates rising through suicide.
I also know that curfew has no valid reason in fighting infection, and if anything actually heightens risk.
I do think there needs to be further restrictions but sensible ones. Seperating family and close friends will not help, but closing schools, universities and non essential workplaces will.
If you look at the regs for pubs currently they are ridiculous, you wear a mask until your seated but then you don’t have to, does C19 only infect those stood?
In warehouses I am told social distancing does not and cannot be adhered to, this is supported by the rates of infection in Amazon Warehouses. Google it.
Sadly we have an inherently inept, cruel, greedy and corrupt government, headed up by an incompetent arse.
This government cares nothing for you. If you are over 50 or have chronic health conditions their default setting is you will not be resuscitated if your body shuts down, whatever the cause.
If the Primate minister had reacted early on by lockdown, by isolating the UK from flights from infected areas, by a proper quarentine, by following the medical advice and not Cummings’ financial and fascist agenda we would be in a far better position now.
We do not matter to the Ape Johnson, or his cronies (parents included) because their investments, now they have stripped the UK are abroad, so their is little profit for them in the UK. They only remain because they are intent on wringing every last drop from us.
We are not cost effective as people hence the DNR placed on the ill, elderly and disabled.
Covid19 is not Flu. It is not benign, it is extremely malevolent and malignant. It does kill, it does maim, it will mutate, as it has already and continues to do so. The most dangerous period with any infection is winter.
So when I say I expect folk to wear masks I bloody well do. But I am not naive, I know the chump and his band of merry arseholes are using the pandemic to bring in their own agenda, I am aware their Bible seems to be Mein Kampf, that they are openly fascist and controlling, that they are using it to strip our rights.
So please understand I take the pandemic seriously, I have from the outset, I know it kills, but I also understand why people are confused, suspicious and angry. Because we all are.
I base my view on experience, on loss, on talking nurses and hospital staff down from suicidal thoughts due to the pressure they are under, from being there for my friends who are not coping, from still not being able to properly comfort my grieving parents or for them to comfort me.
On this vile journey the world is currently on I have lost close family to obstanacy, to anger, to emotion, I have fatally lost friends to accidents, chronic health issues and yes C19, I have at times lost not just me, but the ability to see a way forward, lost hope! But hope can return, as can normality, we just need to work together, use common sense and help others stay safe, even if we don’t care about ourselves.
We are, we the people, not the politicians, in this together. It will be us that live or die through our own actions, and the more we act rashly the more excuse we give them for stealing our rights and ultimately bringing in a martial regime.
Jonesy.

COVID19 V CONSERVATIVE20

OK so now we basically have the threat of martial law without a declaration of martial law. This is not actually about Covid, not about social distancing or masks, its about civil disobedience toward an openly fascist profiteering government.
Boris is using Covid to strip us of our rights and even stated so today.
However what folk ain’t getting is Covid is real, it does kill and sadly your conspiracy theories and refusal to wear masks have fuelled the virus and given Boris and Co an open door to bring in policies, regulations and laws that will stop anyone being able to defend our rights or stop his vile actions, nevermind bringing in positive change.
Who do you think writes the conspiracy theories? Some polyester clad bloke with a cullender upon his head? Nope more often than not an oxbridge post grad in psychology and sociology being paid 60,000pa by Conservative party donors under the guise of a research fellowship for the private sector. Then their ideas are passed to people skilled in subliminal advertising and released upon social media, linked to discredited researchers.
It might not be rocket science but they are social scientists in the pay of the establishment.
You may think the figures you are being given about deaths are low, I would say they are, in fact too low to be genuine. I think likely more folk are dying than we are told, but who controls that data? Oh the government. Who releases it? Oh Conservative and establishment owned or controlled media.
We already know the last election was manipulated by these means, we know about tools such as subliminal advertising and reverse psychology, we know the Conservatives and their cronies have had the best education that money, extortion and bribery can buy. We know they have no morality or ethics and they only believe in profit and power.
I know I have spoken to folk working on the front line, in the fox holes that Covid wards have been, in craters that are our care homes, under strict orders not to resuscitate the vulnerable, disabled, elderly or chronically kill.
We know deaths have not been recorded or falsely recorded to deliberately confuse us, the people.
So instead of refusing to wear a mask find a real way to challenge this vile government, to not give them an excuse to bring in the army, and to not put our own people ar risk of infection and death.
We cannot accept the PM’s statement that he feels its morally and spiritually right to remove our rights and freedom.
We do need to fight, but on two fronts, one being the government but the second we need to fight the virus.
Remember it’s  the establishments behaviour and inaction that has resulted in the Conservatives infecting Britain. Covid19 kills, but so Do the Conservatives20.
Jonesy

Lockdown lessons

What has lockdown taught me? Lots! That my own space is important, that we can change our world, that bloody pubs do not matter. That some folk will never learn or care.
It’s also taught me that there are amazing humans out there and some of them are the most unlikely of folk, that respect matters more than we ever thought, that we cannot trust all we read or watch (OK I knew that already), that people and our world matter so much more than profit, power, control, or greed.
It taught me fear for the wellbeing of others and of loss, but it taught me life changes in ways we never believed possible.
It taught me no political party is fit to govern as they all are about what they can grab.
It made me realise being human holds duties that cannot at least by some of us ever be ignored.
I learnt that we are the keepers not owners of our planet, and magic exists all around us if we just open our eyes to it.
I realised we should cherish the natural world not be in fear of it.
I now understand we own nothing but the kindness we have for all including ourselves and that which others give to us, but also that it is all too easy to lose sight of the importance of caring.
I know that humans can be stupid, corrupt, immoral and vile, but all so many are not.
The most important thing of all is I realised we are never truly alone. Someone always cares, even if we do not know it.
I am here for all folk, whether you know me or not. Its that simple.
Jonesy