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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:13 AM

Here's how the UK has coped with COVID so far (unexpurgated):

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... Never mind. We were soon rejoicing again because Carrie had had a baby. Yet the natives were still restless, stuck indoors, home-schooling their kids and Zooming. So they let us visit garden centres. The Queen was rolled out again for VE Day. And they knighted Captain Tom. He ended up raising £39m, against an original target of £1,000. Amazing. Would he have been honoured for the £1,000? The actual walking would have taken no less effort, his personal achievement no smaller. Of course not.

The difference was a PR-savvy daughter and a government/country desperate for something joyous.

We needed it. We now have the highest death toll in bald numbers in Europe and, last week, the highest daily toll per capita in the world. But, having spent seven weeks proclaiming our “success” in combating the virus, they suddenly declared international comparisons “unhelpful” once we’d claimed the European championship...

... People are dying. The economy is wrecked. We’re heading for a no-deal Brexit precipice. And still they use words like “fantastic” and “world-beating”. This isn’t a competition; we don’t want to beat the world. We just want our families kept safe and to be able to hold our mum’s hand as she dies. Instead we’re living in an Orwellian dystopia ‘led’ by an absentee prime minister of Churchillian delusion who signed up for the glory, not the gory. A man devoid of integrity, insight and ideas; a man totally lacking the appetite, application or ability to perform the job attached to the title he craved...


(Long, very worthwhile and one hundred percent accurate good writing by Liz Gerard! ) :

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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:33 AM

1. Thanks for posting

“ A man devoid of integrity, insight and ideas; a man totally lacking the appetite, application or ability to perform the job attached to the title he craved.”

I didn’t realize Boris Johnson and Dolt 45 were long-lost twins. Who knew.

Great article. As a 2nd-generation American (WHY did Grandpa get on that boat from Cornwall?!) I’ve always been fascinated by news from the UK. I guess it’s reassuring that there’s a country almost as screwed up as the USA. At least they have the NHS.

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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:57 AM

2. Thanks Freddie. "Screwed" is right.

It's been a long time brewing.

Stay safe.

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