But it's not just a matter of ostentatious virtue-signalling. This is also an act of public self-abasement which seeks to strip people of their right to do as they individually wish and get in line as little cogs in the state machinery. What has happened to the English that they should sacrifice their traditional love of freedom in this way? Of course, most people won't see it like that and say it's just expressing thanks to the nation's health workers at a difficult time for us and them. However, look beneath the surface and it's clearly one more way of crushing the human spirit and turning free sons and daughters of God into spiritual slaves.
Over the top? Not when you know how the powers of evil seek to destroy individuality, our most precious gift from God. It's only because we don't recognise them that we don't recognise that.