Graham Brady, Chairman of the Tory 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, has written a trenchant piece attacking the Johnson government’s draconian and excessive coronavirus policies.
The piece is headlined: ‘I believe the real purpose of masks is social control — it’s time to turn down the fear dial.’
Brady writes in the Mail on Sunday:
Many politicians and advisers will admit privately that the policy change compelling people to wear masks was not really about the spread of infection at all but about the psychological effect that they would have.
That real purpose is social control – to provide a constant reminder to maintain distance from other people.
To maintain a state of anxiety that leaves people more likely to comply with the restrictions that might otherwise be resisted or forgotten.
This is exactly the same approach that the Government’s behavioural experts on the sinister-sounding