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Anger against me

Today I have been getting a lot of direct messages from people who have been cussing me out and being told I am a traitor to the #DisabilityCommunity for saying lets get past this Dominic Cummings situation. I find this to be absolutely disgusting because I am not willing to let Political craziness to interfere with the safety of myself and my families safety. So, I am going to explain my position on this now once and for all so if you do not like it just block me, delete me or ignore me.

Did Dominic Cummings break lockdow? YES! Did Boris Johnson decide to back him? YES! Has Dominic Cummings shown no remorse for what he did? Absolutely not!

But what does this mean to me? Not a whole lot. Yes, I am angry about it because I am asthmatic and over weight. Because of this I have had to put myself in limited communication with the outside world. I only go out to check my post box twice a week. I put my rubbish out once a week and if I have letters to post I take them to the post box once a week late at night or early in the morning so that I am not likely to bump into anyone. I have not been able to see my dad without a screen since the end of March, that is nearly 2 months ago. He is very ill that you would be hard pressed to find what’s right with him. He also has dementia. I have been unable to see my fluffy babies Lucky and Prince which helped with my mental health since the end of March. So I have done everything I can to protect myself and my family and for Dominic Cummings did angers me greatly.

The thing that I think people need to focus on with this issue is that how many people did Dominic Cummings and his Wife infect on the way to Durham? You can’t drive 250 miles without filling up the tank or stopping to pee. Had his COVID-19 taken over him whilst he was driving he could have killed his family in a car accident and infected people and killed others if he caused a crash.

But what does this mean for us? It does not mean one bad thing should take away from what we have sacrificed. We have spent 2 months sacrificing and that should not be wasted. If we start saying that “well he did it so I am going to do it”. That takes away from the sacrificing we have done. If there is a second peak then that will be because we decided to ignore what we know works in stopping the virus. There is no Vaccine yet which means that we will need to stay alert at what is going on. The virus does not discriminate between social status, disabled or not, male, female, heterosexual or gay. It does not discriminate and so we need to make sure that we have looked after ourselves and our loved ones.

So, what we need to do as a country and a global community;

  1. If you are classed as vulnerable or extremely vulnerable should do what they can to minimise the risk to themselves and their family;
  2. If you are going out you need to social distance and be considerate of everyone on the street;
  3. Help out as many of the people who you can whether it is face to face or online. Keep everyone’s moral up!
  4. Support our Medical professions who are also sacrificing seeing their families to keep us going and making sure we do not run out of medical professionals;

What ever any politician does during this Pandemic will be remembered in the History Books. They will always be remembered for both the good and the bad that they have done so lets move passed what Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson as what they have done, will go down in history.

Boris Johnson was democratically elected into office on the last General Election and democratically elected as the leader of the Conservative party. If, after this pandemic is over you feel he needs to pay, then you vote him out at the next election. That is what is best for our country is to follow our democratic society. But, until we get a chance to goto the polls and cast your vote. Until then we need to continue with working on keeping this virus tamed until we have a vaccine that will save lives.

I have no intention of breaking my isolation so honestly I urge everyone no matter what country you are in, no matter your circumstances please continue to do what you are doing and keep this virus tamed.

Letter to the UK

To my fellow country men and women,

I know in the last few days we have heard many troubling stories about Mr Dominic Cummings and has been compounded by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson who is refusing to ask for his resignation. I know there is anger at the blatant rule for us and another one for the rich but this is not what we need to be focussing on at the moment.

The truth is that social distancing and being separate from those in our household has curbed the rate of infection. Ignore what the idiots in Westminster are doing. It is important that we need to get this right and be there to get rid of the virus and keep it under control whilst we wait for a vaccine.

So, I am asking everyone in this country to do the following;

  1. Keep self-isolating if you get the symptoms
  2. Keep up the social distancing
  3. Keep away from people who are not in your household
  4. Support our NHS

We need to do what is right even if those who run this country are not doing what is right. It is important that we keep this virus under control. It does not matter what your political affiliation is, your job, your social status this virus is unforgiving and does not discriminate.

We need to keep our people safe and we need to make sure that we do what we can. Please keep your cool and please do what is sane and useful for this country.

Please do not let this country go into chaos!

Thank you

Dominic Cummings Shame

Honestly I am seriously disgusted by what I have read about a Politician here in the UK. It makes me sick to my stomach.

Dominic Cummings decided that he would break lockdown which was by that point law and travel from London to Durham to spend time with his parents. Dominic Cummings, according to the news, had been diagnosed with COVID-19 when he decided to break the law.

Mr Cummings has been an avid campaigner for serious reform in the Civil Service claiming incompetence and corruption. Yet I have failed to see any news story where a Civil Servant has broken the law by breaking lockdown. The Civil Servant actually value their security clearance and being arrested for breaking lockdown would affect their ability to work in the Civil Service. Yet, a man who claims to be better then the Civil Service broke lockdown.

Mr Cummings should be asked forcibly for his resignation. He should also be investigated for Criminal Negligence as who knows who he could have infected on his way to his parents. If his parents contracted COVID-19 and not survive he should be arrested for Criminal Negligent Homicide.

I do not care what your political affiliation may be. Breaking the law whilst in Public Office is a breach in public trust. No politician is above the LAW as such he should be treated like the criminal he is.

I would say this no matter what political party the politician came from if you break the law, you are not above it and you need to be treated as the criminal that you are.

Pandemic goes on

I haven’t posted in a while and that is because I have been struggling during this COVID-19 Pandemic. I am living alone and I have to keep myself going.

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Because I am classed as vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus but not clinically vulnerable I have to be very careful with what I do outside the flat. I am able to social distance however, I am unable to force people to social distance so it puts me at risk. I have to avoid key places such as the pharmacy because it is in the shopping center. It also means that I have to have online food orders because I have to avoid going into stores.

I finally got into a routine so that I get some time out of the flat but not as much as I would like. Tuesday’s and Friday’s I check the post. This goes up if I have a parcel as the postman is not allowed to come inside the building. Tuesday’s I also take my rubbish out for collection. If I have letters to post then I take them to the letter box on Tuesday’s as well. It is maybe 5 minutes each way.

The solitude is something that is driving me a bit crazy. I am able to keep going but the negatives are seeping in. Because I am in the flat all the time bills have gone up. I am also struggling to get exercise :(. I am also facing a birthday on my own. No family, no friends and it makes me sad. Some times, I worry about what the sight of the UK will be like post COVID.

Another thing that is getting to me is I want to help. I want to be one of those people who help people in need but because I am vulnerable I have to take care of myself first. This is taking a tole on me but, it is something that is making me focus on my needs. I spend so much time looking after other people I forget about myself. As you can imagine this means I get sick a lot. Being forced to look after myself is a good thing, I think.

What really bugs me is watching the selfish people who are not taking this pandemic seriously. Our Prime Minister eased the restrictions but then I started seeing groups of people congregating. It is not something that I feel good about. These selfish people are the reasons why people like me have to actually stay inside more then we really should have to and honestly it is frustrating.

The positive things I have found is the work that I have been doing with Soldiers Angels. Letters and emails I send to American Service Members have helped keeping me going. I am also storing my food that I cant eat and donating it to the local NHS Hospital. I like helping the Heros who are fighting this horrible illness. I just hope that a second wave is not triggered by the idiots.

I am praying for a vacine to be found soon so that I will be able to see my dad again who is classed as extremely vulnerable. I want to be able to goto my office and see my friends in the coffee shop. I miss Hugs and being able to talk to people without a screen involved. As far as I am concerned though that I am doing what I can to help keep the pandemic down.

Everyone, please stay safe out there and honestly take care of your wellbeing. Stay safe, stay sane and keep up the good work.

If I ran for Prime Minister

Hi all

I have been thinking about this a lot and these are the platforms I would run on if I wanted to run for Prime Minister.

  1. I would get the Department for Transport to look into a way to licensing cyclists. This would mean that to use your bike you would have to have a license to use a pushbike and there would need to be some form of identification sticker or license plate on their bike. This means that cyclists would be held to account when they run a red light or cause an accident and bring in more money for the government. It will be mandatory for all cyclists to learn the highway code as well.
  2. I would find a way to get more electric charging stations and push for a scheme to help people move from diesel to electric cars as well as helping people who need Motability cars to get electric cars as well. This would bring down the UK’s carbon emissions whilst also pathing the way for less dependency on oil.
  3. Benefits – I would have the DWP put sticker guidance for assessment centers and accountability in them for PIP assessments. The current success rate in court is ridiculous and taxpayer money is being sent on appeals that should never have to get to court in the first place. It is painful and stressful to the claimants in real need and there should be a cost to the assessment centers for failing people who still need their disability payments.
  4. Benefits –  New checks and balance system will be put in place for those who have no reason not to work and have been claiming benefits for over 2 years. If you claim you are unfit to work and go to an in-depth independent health assessment for your health and you are deemed fit for work you will be given a timeline to find a job. Once in the job, if you quit before the first 6 months – 1 year and investigation into why you quit will be done. If you are found to have quit for no reason your only benefits will be council tax and rent. This will be sent straight to your landlord and the council. You will be given a budget for your Gas, Electric, and phone bill based on the evidence you provide on how much you pay a month, and a food budget will be pulled together. That will be what you live on until you return to work.
    1. If you leave for health reasons and it is verified that it is real, you will be entitled to full benefits however, this will be reviewed once a year to make sure you are getting the right help and support and that you are still unfit to work. This will include a medical done independently of your GP to avoid bias.
    2. If there is an issue of wrongful termination then you will be allowed to claim benefits however, this will be subject to you going to an employment tribunal. If the tribunal holds that the termination was not wrongful, and if the reason for your termination looks like you wanted to be fired (especially within the first 6 months) you will receive the same benefits as those who quit.
  5. Benefits – During a crisis like Pandemics, there will be due consideration to people who are classed as high risk and clinically vulnerable and if they fall into those categories benefits may be increased to cover extra costs they may incur.
  6. Disability Premiums will be for anyone who claims either PIP or DLA. It will no longer be dependant on whether you are unemployed and claiming a benefit you’re disbarred from just because you want to work and don’t want to claim full benefits.
  7. The Job Market – Zero Hour contracts will be scrapped. Employers will have to work out how many hours they have their zero-hour contract staff working and provide them with a PAYE contract and set amount of hours. This will take away, the abuse of the system especially in the care profession for home care helpers. Over contracted hours will be classed as overtime and employers would have to provide proper holiday and sick leave.
  8. The Civil Service – I would request that the Civil Service work out a pay structure that fits across all departments and have pay scales across the bands that are the same. Some departments may find they have to increase their lower graded staffs Salary to fit in line with this. This means that the yearly pay rise would then be uniformed across all departments. I would also fight for there to be a good balance between parliamentary pay rises and the Civil Service.
  9. NHS – I would bring back some of the ways that NHS trusts to make money for their own hospitals.
    1. Hospitals will be able to have a certain number of beds dedicated to private patients who will pay for their use. If these beds are not being used then NHS patients can use them for free so until an NHS bed becomes available.
    2. People who do not have residency of over 1 year within the UK would have to pay for medical treatment that is routine however emergency life-saving treatment will be on the NHS. After 1 year of residency, and paying tax,  they will be entitled to full free treatment on the NHS.
    3. A review of urgent cares and emergency rooms will be done and if more emergency rooms are needed then this will be investigated and brought into fruition.
    4. Complaints about GPS will go to a centralized place external to the GP surgery and should the complaint be held valid advisories to the GP surgery about corrective measures will be sent. If the surgery does not comply they will be fined.
    5. The costs of prescriptions will be reviewed and a way forward for people who may need multiple medications and not be able to afford the costs will be looked into.
  10. Tuition Fees- A working group will be set up to see how the English Government can do what the Scottish have to create fee-free education for British Citizens. Fees will still be charged for non-British Citizens.
  11. Politics; A law would be looked at to limit one person’s time within the Prime Ministers Seat. Too many terms can lead a leader into troubled waters. This has been seen over and over again in our country so I would have the law adopt a 2 term max. The prime minister could potentially do a 3rd term however, that would only be allowed if important legislation would be lost if their party was voted in again and there was a change in leadership.
  12. Politics: Any MP who is at retirement age will be asked to retire. This is so that the country is not being told one thing and MPS doing another.
  13. Politics – Price Gouging Laws will be brought into place during natural, environmental and viral disasters. This means that stores seen price gouging whether they are supermarkets or small shops will be fined.  This will include stores such as eBay and Amazon.

I also highly doubt I would ever be Prime Minister. I would have to run as an independant and have no money to do it and have to clear off my debt too which I would not be able to do but hey ho…. Dreams are dreams

Lockdown lows

I know I have not written in a while.

I started struggling with loneliness. Being on my own is being horrible. All I am able to do is talk to people through a screen and honestly I am struggling with the fact that I am not able to hug people. I am not able to be held by people or share a coffee. I am feeling the separation. 😦

I have not been out of the flat in over a month and I am going to be here on my birthday. I have given up trying to raise money for what I desperately need and because of this I am just stuck here on my own thinking about everything I need and the things that I cant have 😦

What a life I lead 😦

Day 23 Lockdown – Why cant people follow the rules

Having been inside my flat for 23 days and not going outside I am wondering why people can’t follow the rules.

We have people who are still going out to the park, having parties at their homes, having barbeques and I am seriously wondering why people can’t follow the rules. This virus does not discriminate between young or old, political leaning, religious background and you are always trying to organize yourself to recover where ever you can. When I had symptoms I wanted to sleep every day and spent more time asleep then I was awake. I could not believe it.

WHY CAN’T PEOPLE JUST FOLLOW THE RULES?

We will end up in a full lockdown if these people are not going to do what is meant to do.