In accordance with these Regulations relevant authorities, including the National Trust, are required to close certain public footpaths during the emergency where it considers that: • (a) such public footpaths will be liable to large numbers of people congregating or being in close proximity to each other, or • (b) the use of such public footpaths poses a high risk to the incidence or spread of infection with the coronavirus.
For years, Britain’s police forces have proved themselves incapable of many things — catching burglars, stopping knife crime, stopping gangs of Muslims raping girls — but when it comes to stopping people popping out for an illicit country stroll, boy, are they on top of the situation.
(This is the same outfit whose male officers in 2017 — according to the Sun — “painted their nails to highlight fears that women trafficked into Britain were being forced to work in nail bars and beauty salons”.)
Here is North Yorkshire Police planning checkpoints to prevent people from travelling to enjoy local beauty spots – and other non-essential journeys.
North Yorkshire police random checkpoints!!
#CovidNazis This is a competition to see who can find a recent tweet that best exemplifies the intolerance/ Stasi-like snitching/bureaucracy gone insane/vindictive hysteria/poundshop authoritarianism that have emerged as a result of the #Coronavirus crisis. Ready…Go!
— James Delingpole QC (@JamesDelingpole) March 26, 2020
North Yorkshire police random checkpoints!! pic.twitter.com/BU8X6mF0R8
— Richard Lax (@RichLax) March 26, 2020
Despite posts yesterday highlighting issues of people still visiting the #PeakDistrict despite government guidance, the message is still not getting through. @DerPolDroneUnit have been out at beauty spots across the county, and this footage was captured at #CurbarEdge last night. pic.twitter.com/soxWvMl0ls
— Derbyshire Police (@DerbysPolice) March 26, 2020
YOU DOWN THERE WALKING ALONE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE! STOP YOUR GATHERING!
— Chris Tomlinson (@TomlinsonCJ) March 26, 2020