A cloudy though warm day in Yorkshire.
I have started editing my Harper book and adding photos and so decided to use the mornings to work. It was frustrating work – not being able to find the photos I wanted and organising myself. I’ve got plenty of Roy Harper photos but none from the early years – if only I’d taken along a camera!!
Anyway I’m on page 40 so I am making progress.
I’ve been playing some Ian Dury to cheer me along. Lord Upminster is not an album I play a lot but I enjoyed it.
This afternoon I took my walk up the village mountain (all of 30 floors – according to my fitbit). A kestrel shrieked at me. That was unusual. Everything is drying out and a lot of the wildflowers have gone to seed. They were harvesting in the fields. That feels early to me. It must be because of the really hot spell we’ve just had.
Meanwhile, out in coronaland the easing of restrictions continues. The cases are going down even though the hospitalisation (up 28% in a week) and deaths (64 – up 45% in a week). The cases in our area are way above the national average. Friends were going to come over for a walk and meal in the garden but cried off because of the risk.
I was delighted to see Milliband ripping into Johnson in the commons. About time he was taken to task for his lamentable lies about Brexit and Covid. He’s been appalling. The public are only now beginning to see what a slimy, devious shit he really is. In the paper today a poll said that he was dishonest and couldn’t be trusted. It took long enough for them to discover that!!
Gareth Southgate has produced a letter urging young people to get vaccinated. I think they’ll take a lot more notice of him than Johnson. They know he can be trusted. He’s a far better leader!!
So, we have another panicky move as they U-turn and allow a whole slew of essential workers to test daily instead of isolating – nurses, police, drivers. About time. Once again they were caught out. They hadn’t thought it through. They allowed the virus to run riot but hadn’t thought of the implications – the huge number of pings and people having to isolate. It then took them too long to sort out what to do about it. The story of the pandemic!
You’d think a room full of the most intelligent, informed people in the land would do better than this!! Aaaaah – if only we had a room full of the most intelligent, clever, informed people!! Instead with got a clown and a bunch of rabid retards running the place. They probably spent the time complaining about Brexit and trying to blame the EU for the deal they signed and Johnson said was oven-ready and a Great Deal for Britain and Europe, instead of trying to deal with the pandemic!!
Fucking Brexit!!! That is what has landed us with this bunch of extreme right-wing morons who can’t punch their way out of a soggy paper cup!! That’s why we were unprepared!! That’s why there are 130,000 deaths!!