Lift All Restrictions

Lift all restrictions with immediate effect and get the country back to work.

Why the contribution is important

If restrictions are not lifted soon the SNP will run this country into the ground from which it will take years to recover, peoples civil liberty’s are being eroded by the draconian measures put in place by a power hungry SNP leader who has only ever had one agenda. These restrictions were put in place so as we would not overwhelm the NHS (so we were told) this has not happened and NHS are coping, the emergency hospitals that cost millions of taxpayers money to build have hardly or not at all been used for patients.

by Steveg on May 09, 2020 at 02:03PM

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  • Posted by freedom1 May 09, 2020 at 14:11

    Certainly a fair point. We were told that lock down was to protect the NHS. And yes, lockdown is a 'draconian' measure of last resort. The world trade organisation are now lauding the Swedish model as a way forward for nations. Sweden have no lock down, although there are some more sensible measures in place as noted by WHO. The main point Sweden makes is that the virus is not going away because of lock downs, it is here for a longer term and that Sweden's 'soft' approach has been geared towards continuing for a long time.
  • Posted by SteveR57 May 09, 2020 at 14:14

    Ah, the Donald Trump school of thought. While I agree that we need to go back to work we would be nuts to do it without a careful and controlled plan. I think the end of the month should be a line in the sand for carefully returning to normal. As for the hospitals we built thank goodness we never used them. This was a rare example of strategic thinking by the governments. Assume the best, plan for the worst
  • Posted by jlml58 May 09, 2020 at 14:17

    Although I totally disagree with the SNP's politics, I believe that Nicola Sturgeon is doing her best to manage this crisis based on saving lives, rather than scoring political points. The UK already has the second highest number of deaths in the world - lifting all restrictions at this point will only cement that position.
  • Posted by Shield7 May 09, 2020 at 14:17

    Don't worry Steveg, the emergency hospitals will be full soon enough if people don't abide by the lockdown rules.
  • Posted by JimmyC May 09, 2020 at 14:32

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the restrictions as I understand it were based on scientific advice, as such the Scottish Parliament has introduced the same measures as the Conservative Government at Westminster. Therefore it is difficult to understand the apparent suggestion that there is a hidden agenda.
  • Posted by healthytrees May 09, 2020 at 14:39

    Surely, the reason the NHS is "coping" is BECAUSE the restrictions were put in place. The emergency hospitals might yet be required - let's hope not!
  • Posted by EMath May 09, 2020 at 15:08

    Absolutely not. This ideas is ludicrous at this time.
  • Posted by Wulan19 May 09, 2020 at 15:34

    Completely bonkers. Throw away all the effort and costs with an free for all lifting of the lockdown! We need to start prioritising the economy and ease out gently in a controlled way using all mitigating measures at our disposal, including masks, Keep the lockdown in place for social gatherings and activities for the foreseeable to see the impact.
  • Posted by wisteria May 09, 2020 at 15:57

    I actually think Ms Sturgeon is doing a very good job of trying to be open and informative. My understanding is, that her advice is evidence based and sensible. The World trade organisation might be lauding the Swedish system, but I don’t think the World Health Organisation is.
  • Posted by cdgilmour May 09, 2020 at 16:07

    Maintain restrictions until it is safe to lift them. Offer the option to those who want to return to work to do so. If feasible allow those who can, to work from home. If some are happy to put themselves forward let them whilst respecting the social distancing measures for others. We can observe and see what the consequences are for their health and safety.
  • Posted by Myviews May 09, 2020 at 16:10

    I do not think the First Minister has any political agenda, she is doing what is needed for the health and safety of the people in our country. To remove all restrictions would be very dangerous at this time. I am not a follower of the SNP but I completely respect and support the difficult decisions Ms Sturgeon has had to make.
  • Posted by Agent_c May 09, 2020 at 16:34

    It takes a certain derranged mind to see that the intended goal - don't overwelm the health service - was achieved and thus conclude we don't need to do anything further to ensure it still doesn't happen even though the same risk to it is present.
  • Posted by AlJones May 09, 2020 at 18:54

    Time to lift the lockdown entirely. The ‘evidence’ for lockdown has been disputed by well-respected epidemiologists and appears to have been based on statistical modelling gathered at a time when there was little data on which to base the models. Again, these models have been disputed by professionals in the field to the extent that there is not enough data. One example can be found here: The dogged way in which government and media have followed a mantra (that inflicts fear) is alarming, particularly as the first principle of medicine is ‘first do no harm’. Harm is exactly what has been done. Humans are not controlled by government. They can be lead by government and punished by the law, but they are not controlled by them. Humans all have different approaches to risk. Some prioritise living over merely existing. People at the end of their life (not Covid-related) who have been denied the opportunity to enjoy their final months and make memories. Many reports now saying that the years lost as a result of lockdown (other medical concerns, suicide, alcohol, mental health) will likely be more than the years lost to Covid-19. There is a need to start being honest. To say that we can not compare this virus with anything else (including flu) because our response has been completely different and impacts the statistics and therefore the story that is told afterwards. It is time to start staring that there isn’t enough medical evidence to know whether the response is doing more harm, and to level with the public and let them make choices for themselves. The government are responsible for the NHS but they are not responsible for us. We are responsible for ourselves. The ‘nanny state’ has a negative impact on human responsibility. Society would be a better place if humans were allowed to take responsibility for themselves.
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