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We need much more than Wootton's Interrogation
I’m not sure if Matt Hancock’s interview with Dan Wootton on GBNews lasted half an hour or more. I couldn’t bring myself to watch the live broadcast and have had to make do with various excerpts doing the rounds on Twitter today. But they are as excruciating as expected with Hancock’s pushing of his book, no doubt, a key reason why GBNews and other news outlets secured the annoying little man’s time.
Hancock is an archetype of someone devoid of any self knowledge - of just how he appears to the rest of us. His Machiavellianism is made more loathsome by the fact that he is utterly lacking in any personal charm, wit or expertise. His sole motivation seems to be self-promotion, ignorant of the fact that the product he’s promoting (himself) has only been found useful (in a time-limited way) by other sociopaths he’s worked with in government and the civil service.
Hancock’s lack of self knowledge is a key reason why he was ‘successful’ for the few months he held senior political office. It’s the way politics works these days. People who are devoid of any personal pride, any sense of how utterly ridiculous and self-seeking they appear, are useful idiots for government relations people, PR agencies, corporate product pushers, and supra-national quangos like the WEF. However, of course, the consequences of their action, inaction or sheer unquestioning stupidity can be horrific.
Dan Wootton got fairly close, a few times, in terms of making Hancock somewhat aware of the true nature of this horror - particularly the consequences of lockdown and terrible ‘public health’ policy decisions on the elderly and the young.
However, there’s still a reluctance on the part of the UK broadcasters to include the roll-out of an experimental ‘vaccine’ as a key failing of government policy in relation to Covid. But, of course, the most coercive and caustic aspects of government policy emanated from that: vaccine mandates and vaccine passports, as well as the rag-bag collection of ridiculous pseudo-science based policies that plagued people’s lives for the last two years: travel curbs, masking, pointless testing, and economic destruction/money printing.
The continued media circus surrounding the ‘partygate’ scandal is further evidence of this. The default ‘line’ - that the government should be held to account for the terrible act of eating cake and swilling warm Prosecco when the rest of us were ‘locked down’ - is starting to feel very like a diversion. It’s a diversion from the fact that the rules were an elaborate con, that Covid policy was a farce, that the government was manipulated or corrupt, that big business ran rings around democracy.
Because, let’s face it, we have come through - at last - two years of the greatest exposition of government incompetence and malfeasance (or both). My suspicion is that, in Hancock’s case, it was more about incompetence and self-aggrandisement. However, malfeasance is of greater concern - and many in government are guilty. But, collectively, the people who oversaw the last two years of destruction need to face a court of law. Not just Dan Wootton.