Government used grossly unethical scare tactics* pressure on EU to publish Pfizer texts* letter from Canadian trucker* football boss says what millions are thinking
The Digital Digest
By Oliver May
THE doom-laden voices booming out over radio and TV making small children shudder. The abhorrent adverts warning of death at every corner. The 80-year-old lady standing alone at a bus-stop with no one within a five-mile radius wearing a mask.
The damage has been done and will be long lasting but MPs are to launch an investigation saying the Government’s ‘nudge unit’ used “grossly unethical tactics to scare public into Covid compliance”.
THEY are hiding nothing of course and there is nothing to see – but the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is refusing to publish text messages she sent to the chief executive of Pfizer during negotiations to buy 1.8billion doses of the Covid vaccine.
Journalist Alexander Fanta of netzpolitik.org submitted a Freedom of Information request, asking the Commission for access to the text messages and other documents. They were not provided and, subsequently, an EU ombudsman has accused Von der Leyen of “maladministration”.
A LETTER from a trucker in the convoy in Canada. The ones Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says hold “unacceptable views”.
“Hello everyone. We made it to Thunder Bay today. I have a hard time finding words to express the momentum on this convoy. The convoy is 100kms long and growing all the time. The support people have is overwhelming.
“Coming into Winnipeg yesterday was pretty emotional. The com radios went pretty quiet because no one could find words to express what we felt.
“There were people packed on the shoulders of the streets. Cars parked and people for miles and miles on the ring road around the city. The horns never stopped honking!
“On the four lane going out of Winnipeg, we thought it was hammer down time but ended up driving 5 to 20 km/hr for hrs and hrs. People had camp fires going in the ditches, fireworks, a sprayer with booms out with big Thank You! signs on the booms.
“Crane trucks with the booms up with signs, lights flashing, and flags. The shoulders of the four lane packed with people and cars. Overpasses packed with people. Tons of families little kids all bundled up. Everyone was jumping, dancing, waving signs, flags, and flash lights. All in -30.
“Seeing how happy kids are, their smiles make you a little emotional at times. This is how Canada is supposed to be.
“This morning going into Ontario, the support is amazing. The laneways, cross roads, little towns same things happening. Constantly speeding up and slowing for groups of people. I feel like I am cheating with adaptive cruise. When we came to Thunder Bay they had a big area plowed off. Tents put up, big fires and an insane amount of food. Beef on the bun, spaghetti, sandwiches, coffee, donuts and you name it. They brought pallets of windshield washer fluid for everyone. Very humbling how kind everyone is.
“This is what freedom feels like. I felt normal for once, not alone like the last two years.”
NEWSROOMS across the UK were no doubt frantically watering down reporters’ copy when Sunderland football manager Lee Johnson said what millions were thinking after news of another heart issue, this time Lee Burge being ruled out for five weeks with an inflamed heart: “It seems to happen a lot after these injections or Covid.”
Not so much on the BBC, however, who chose to ignore the story altogether.
Question of the day:
If the Covid vaccines are indeed “safe and effective” as we were told, why is it that Israel, one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, now has record levels of Covid ICU admissions?