Another Covid tyrant bites the dust
Sweden’s vax-pass PM to join Britain, Italy and Israel’s leaders in the despots’ dole queue
By Adam Edwards
OFFICIALLY, it was “crime” and “immigration” that did it for Sweden’s leftist leader, who was ousted as prime minister on Wednesday.
But Magdalena Andersson would probably still be in her job had she not overturned Sweden’s relatively sane pandemic response shortly after becoming PM in November last year.
Within days of taking over, the Social Democrat announced that the country, which had kept bars, restaurants and gyms open throughout the pandemic, would now be closing them to anyone who was not “vaccinated”.
And last Sunday, that discrimination came home to roost when Swedes turned their backs on the Social Democrats in favour of a coalition of right-wing parties. Significantly, the right won by the slimmest of slim margins.
Since counting began last Sunday night, pundits have spent all week speculating how each seat might go and calling the election for the ruling left-wing coalition or the right-wing challengers, as individual counts appeared to be swinging the balance in either the government or opposition’s favour.
By Wednesday, though, it had become clear the left had narrowly lost to the right, winning about 48.8 per cent of the vote to the right’s 49.5 (on a turnout of 81.3 per cent).
Of course, no one can say for certain whether Andersson might still be in office today had she not gone after the country’s small but significant unjabbed minority. But it does not take a genius to realise some of those who were banned from all social gatherings for refusing an experimental “vaccine” may not have rushed out to vote for her.
Covid tyranny is not the election winner it once was. Indeed, the Italians, who have already toppled their vax-pass despot, Mario Draghi (below), are expected to give his ruling coalition the bloodiest of bloody noses in this month’s general election. The last opinion poll before the September 25 ballot, shows the opposition right-wing could clinch a super-majority in the Italian parliament. This will give them the power to change the constitution without a referendum.
In America, where Democrats are expected to take a pasting in November mid-terms, politicians are desperately trying to distance themselves from two and a half years of Covid bullying.
New York’s governor Kathy Hochul (below) quietly let her Covid ‘state of disaster’ powers expire last Monday, as polling narrows in the once-staunchly Democrat state. She is highly unlikely to lose to her anti-mandate challenger thanks, in no small part, to the Republican’s anti-abortion stance.
But she is clearly rattled; a Republican opposed to jab mandates and lockdowns nearly seized New York’s staunchly Democrat neighbour New Jersey in gubernatorial election late last year. Other states are expected to ditch their Democrat governors to avoid a return to restrictions in winter.
What’s more, there is hope among some Republicans that they could seize both houses of Congress in November. This will be bad news for the Democrats and its partisan public health experts.
High-profile Republicans are promising to investigate Anthony Fauci’s financial connections to pharmaceutical companies if they control the legislature. America’s chief medical adviser is known to have funded the Wuhan lab that caused the pandemic. Fauci is also alleged to have financial links to various vaccine companies, whose products he effectively mandated for millions of Americans.
Court cases against him and the White House have already revealed that Joe Biden’s administration put pressure on Big Tech companies to censor scientists, doctors and journalists with opposing views on Covid jabs and other pandemic measures. If proven, it would indicate a major breach of the US constitution.
Elsewhere, the Danish government has effectively suspended the “vaccine” programme for anyone under the age of 50. It cited the low risk posed by Covid to most healthy younger people – and the fact the vaccine does not stop infection. The UK, too, quietly acknowledged the same and dropped the jabs for healthy under-12s.
Perhaps the most surprising news of the year, though, was last Monday’s announcement by New Zealand’s Covid-obsessed prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, that she is dropping almost all her mandates, including jab mandates, forced masking and her travel ban on unjabbed foreigners.
In less surprising news, New Zealanders go to the polls in three weeks in crunch local elections.
It is almost like our votes actually do matter and politicians, unlike most sceptics, realise this.
Adam Edwards is a freelance journalist.
Is the jabberwocky finally beaten? Scotgov is still enthusiastically promoting its campaign, despite a few warnings on 'rare side effects'.
Yesterday I spoke to a young mother who has a full time job as a delivery driver and 3 children, the youngest of whom is just four years of age.
Her dismal and distressing experience is emblematic of our times: she receives regular messages promoting the covid and flu vaccines for her children, and it has also been implied that failure to take up the offers would be construed as parental neglect, by the health police.
When she finally managed recently to secure a GP appointment for her four year old, who was distressed and dehydrated because of a throat infection- not covid- she was met by an aggressively reluctant medic, who insisted that she keep her distance, not touch anything and mask herself and her poor daughter.
She refused to don the masks, noting that the obstreperous GP was not wearing one.
What a sorry state of affairs, but still, we'll be shivering in the dark soon, while we wait for the next lockdown excues.
Well said. Just to clarify about the ‘vaccine’ mandates in NZ - these remain in place for many healthcare professionals, as although the Covid policy is (soon to be) revoked, individual health entities are heavily encouraged to promote the jabs, so any new employment contracts include the jabs, and many nurses simply refuse to return to that toxic environment anyway. Our hospitals are utterly broken with admissions well above average and excess all-cause mortality continuing to climb.