Tuesday, September 22, 2020

England Imposes Fines Up to $13,000 for Breaking COVID-19 Rules

Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has turned into an ugly tyrant.

 People in England who refuse to self-isolate to "stop" the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to 10,000 British pounds ($13,000) under new regulations just announced to "battle" COVID.

This, I remind you, is a virus that has little in the way of serious consequences for pretty much anyone under the age of 70.

The rules will apply from September 28 on to anyone in England who tests positive for the virus or is notified by public health workers that they have been in contact with someone infectious.

"People who choose to ignore the rules will face significant fines," the Prime Minister said in a statement on Saturday.

Fines will start at 1,000 pounds ($1,300) for a first offense, rising to 10,000 pounds for repeat offenders or cases where employers threaten to fire staff who self-isolate rather than go to work.

This is a very good reason, I remind my British friends, to not get tested for the virus and to leave cell phones at home so you aren't identified as someone who was near someone who has COVID antibodies.

I am planning to start taking precautions myself on this side of the pond--just in case.

My just opened hair salon requires you because of CDC regulations to write your name and phone number on a pad.

This is how I plan to self identify: Paul Krugman, Keynesian economist, Tel. (212) 556-3900.



  1. The EU won’t have to worry about any trade negotiations with Britain much longer, Britain won’t have anything to bring to the table.

  2. An economist AND a beautician/cosmetologist to boot! I didn't know RW was such the Renaissance Man!

  3. I was wondering if there is a way to carry your cellphone in a case or wrapping that doesn't emit signals, so that your movements could remain "invisible" and you could just pull out your cellphone and expose your location when you really need it.

    1. Yes you can invest in a EMF faraday bag that will shield your device. Amazon has a ton of them

    2. My friend and cohost, David Giessel’s company makes RF monitors, and I asked this question that you asked and they made a video about it.
      Pretty cool.

  4. Restaurants in CO have a sign in sheet. I refuse and use it as an opportunity to educate the host on the nature of the state.