There has recently been a suggestion that the authorities should scrap all the Covid fines they have dished out but I have no idea why?

It seems to me that most, if not all of the fines have been given out for illegal gatherings, raves, parties and other similar get togethers.

I imagine that like me the majority of people have been keeping to the rules and not meeting vast numbers of friends or relatives from other households at weddings and raves and the like.

Last week or perhaps the week before there was a group of Extinction Rebellion ladies who went to town armed with club hammers and pointed chisels and proceeded to smash the windows of a well known bank, not only was this an illegal gathering but it was also an act of criminal damage, which under normal circumstances would have resulted in a criminal conviction.

I may be wrong but I have a feeling that no action was taken against these women, which is a shame as I feel if you feel that strongly about a cause you should be willing to accept the consequences of your actions even if this means you get a criminal record which affects your future job prospects for life.

As for the feckless idiots that join together for a rave or any sort of illegal gathering where you are risking spreading Covid, you deserve all you get and that includes a fine, for it has often been said, “if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.”

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About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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2 Responses to SCRAP COVID FINES.

  1. SueW says:

    Once again, Joe, I agree with you.

  2. Thank you, it’s hard not to argue with my case, however there will always be some who do, I expect they would like all criminals to be set free. Mind you, having watched a recent episode of Police chasing criminals, (I forget what the programme is called) but they chased three men in a van full of stolen generators. With the aid of three Police cars, a Police helicopter and a dog team they finally caught the three who decamped from the van. The driver who was already banned from driving was found guilty of dangerous driving, no insurance, no driving licence etc etc and was sent to prison for a couple of months and given a further driving ban which he will obviously ignore. No charges were brought against the other two chaps in a van full of stolen generators, if this is the norm we might just as well let everyone off, assuming we can actually find them guilty of something in the first place!

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