Van Morrison Criticizes ‘Fascist Bullies’ in Covid Anti-Lockdown Songs | The music

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Van Morrison described the UK government as “fascist thugs disrupting our peace” in one of three new leads he wrote to protest security measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.Sur No More Lockdown, Morrison chante:

“No more lockdowns / No more government takeovers / No more fascist bullies / Disturbing our peace …No more taking of our freedom / And our rights given by God / Pretending that it is for our security / When it is really to enslave… ”

The song also condemns ‘celebrities tell us how we’re supposed to feel’, though the 75-year-old Northern Irish songwriter has denied doing it himself.

“I don’t tell people what to do or what to think,” he said in a statement. “The government is already doing a great job in this regard. It is a question of freedom of choice. I think people should have the right to think for themselves.

No More Lockdown also charges “Imperial College scientists making up twisted facts”, possibly in reference to former government science adviser Professor Neil Ferguson. In June, Ferguson said 20,000 deaths could have been prevented if the government had imposed a nationwide lockdown a week earlier than it finally did on March 23. In the UK, 41,705 people have died from the virus.

Another lead, As I Walked Out, refers to an article on the UK government website which states: ‘Covid-19 is no longer considered a high risk infectious disease (HCID) in UK’. HCIDs have a high mortality rate of up to 50%. In the UK, the death rate from Covid-19 has peaked at 15.7%.

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