The Corona Diaries – Day 734

Today I was really beginning to feel that I was getting back to normal. The nasal congestion is receding, the cough has almost gone – just a bit of phlegm and feeling a little washed out.

The sun was shining brightly so I went for a walk up my hill. The fields were green and shone in the sunlight. It was very clear across to the sea. The snowdrops were looking more sprightly in the sunshine – like great swathes of snowdrifts. My kestrel flew overhead and was hovering over the fields hunting. Long-tail tits and colourful finches flitted along the hedgerows. Even so it felt desolate. The trees and hedges brown and skeletal – death-like. Spring has not really started in earnest yet.

On the way home I had to sit down for ten minutes as I was knackered. Covid takes it out of you.

Away in Ukraine, they are bravely fighting off the might of Russia. It looks as if Putin is not finding it as easy as he assumed it would be. The Ukrainians are putting up a spirited fight and there are heavy casualties. War is rarely an answer to anything. Hopefully, the Ukrainians will hold on and Putin will find that there is a huge Russian backlash against him.

We desperately need a different Russia, one that is a friend. It is an incredible place with amazing people. It doesn’t deserve this. Not that NATO doesn’t bear some responsibility!!

Mind you, Russia is not the only war. We have numerous wars going on with even more misery, death and terror than in the Ukraine and nobody seems to care.

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, the full extent of our Tory involvement with the Russian oligarchs has yet to be revealed. Not only do they give millions to Tory funds but they pay cash for citizenship, cash for privilege and cash for lobbying, cash for honours. London is a home for dirty Russian money putting millions in the pockets of Tory banker chums and billions into the economy.

The Tory Party is now looking to play host to the Mafia! The question is are the Tories actually behind the county lines criminal gangs – taking a cut? Perhaps the Cosa Nostra are acting as advisers?

Obviously farcical though the Sussex University Centre for the Study of Corruption has stated that this is the most corrupt government we’ve had since the 2nd World War.

It really doesn’t surprise me – we’ve had lobbying scandals, PPE and Covid contracts awards to chums, massive personal gains, cash for peerages, cash for lobbying and private meetings, illegal donations, second jobs earning millions, illegal lobbying, wallpapergate, holidaygate, wine, nosh, flights…………

Brexit and Covid have proved to be cash cows for the Tories. They’ve made a killing. No doubt people like Rees-Mogg will make millions out of the Energy Crisis and war in the Ukraine!

So, in our pandemic that no longer exists there were another 31,638 new cases with another 121 deaths. World beating as usual. Oven-ready funerals!

Stay safe!!

4 thoughts on “The Corona Diaries – Day 734

  1. Opher – Greed: a sickness, a debilitating disease, that occupies the heart and mind and manifests as the insidious propensity for wealth acquisition regardless of the moral or ethical consequences, that is the poisonous chalice from which the U.K Tory government drinks in abundance. Self-serving, egocentric, narcissistic shower of free-loading liars, thieves, and charlatans. Just how much deeper will the U.K government drag this country down into its vile, slimy pit of repugnance.

    Knowingly supporting the financial interests of oligarchs with ties to Putin, the Tories are a global disgrace, and now, thankfully exposed for who and what they are, and have always been. Let’s be clear, donations to the Tory Party are in the multi-millions. I say demands should be made for the Tories to return all financial donations made by Russian wealth and use it for humanitarian relief in countries like the Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, Myanmar, and Palestine.

    Private wealth must be kept out of politics. Independent bodies must be established to hold politicians, and prime ministers to account for their actions, either as an individual or as a government. Consequences for spurious activity must be severe and far-reaching. Oh yes, and the U.K needs an effective opposition…a real alternative to the sickness that is Tory ideology and conservatism.

    Drain the swamp! Lock them all up and throw away the key!

    DN

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