The sun shone today as I made my way up my hill. I was thinking about how often this summer I’ve wandered up there in my shorts T-shirt and sandals. Even though the sun was shining I was dressed much more warmly now and will not see those shorts again until next summer.
I do enjoy getting away to warmer climes for those hard winter months of January and February, but it looks as if the delights of travelling are going to be severely curtailed for the foreseeable future. We will have to share the delights of a warm wood fire and cozying up. Not so bad.
It has been 205 consecutive 10,000 steps or more a day. As the weather changes I know that is going to become harder to maintain. I’ve enjoyed my daily walks and particularly loved seeing nature close up. I find winter hard. I do not like cold and rain.
Back home I played some Yardbirds and am working on my Roy Harper book. I’ve completed a hundred and four pages and am about halfway through the first draft – a long way to go yet.
Out in Coronaland Johnson and Trump are both squirming.
The verdict on Trump is that he has handled both the Covid-19 virus and Black Lives Matter situations appallingly. Not surprising. It is hard to justify with 120,000 deaths and a disease that is out of control. Hopefully, he’ll pay for it in the polls. With the USA surging to another 54,512 cases and another 826 deaths he can arrogantly bluster all he likes but it doesn’t alter the facts that his insane pronouncements, the politicization of the disease, and encouragement of poor practice is responsible for a lot of deaths.
In Brazil it finally, no thanks to Bolsonaro, looks as if the disease is diminishing – down to 10,220 new cases and only 309 deaths.
In the UK Johnson is visibly withering under pressure. He just can’t cope and is floundering badly. He is allowed out for a scripted performance and then disappears! He should be on the media every day – informing, cajoling, praising, clarifying. Obviously, they don’t want him doing that because he makes such a pig’s ear of it.
He is now caught between a spike in the balls and a hammer to the head. The scientists, Labour and his own party are pulling him all over the place.
The madcow wing of his party want all the lockdowns to be lifted. They don’t see the need for anything in the way of action. They are not bothered by the deaths as long as the economy thrives – they’ve probably got a lot of shares!
The WHO has called the type of herd immunity the madcowers are calling for, immoral.
The scientists are screaming at him to lockdown and that the virus is out of control.
Labour is siding with the scientists and calling for a two-week lockdown to get it back under control – with suitable compensation for those who can’t work.
So Johnson has ignored everyone and gone with some daft three-tier system that falls between all stools. It is not severe enough to control the virus and will damage the economy. It does not provide support for anyone.
The tiers of a clown.
I hope that all those people who put their faith and votes behind these three overprivileged populists are waking up to the reality. They are incompetent, lazy liars.
We’ll see what transpires!! Brexit is looming.
Stay safe everyone! We are being ruled by imbeciles!! It’s down to us.