Oh, indeed, I can well imagine. It would have been the end of you as a government, and Whitty wouldn't have had to fear just a bit of verbal abuse in the street...
Lord Bethell told Channel 4 News: 'What we shouldn't forget is how little we understood about this disease.
'There was a moment we were very unclear about whether domestic pets could transmit the disease.'So, that's dogs and rabbits and hamsters and gerbils as well. And yes, there's precedent, but that was a very different time, and a very different, smaller, more obedient population. And it wasn't mandated, it was guidance.
How could vets have coped, even if they had agreed to co-operate with such an edict, given most stopped seeing animals unless it was a dire emergency?
It's not just the disease you understand little about, is it? The revelations coming out right now show how utterly unfit for government this bunch really is. And does anyone believe the other bunch is any better?