It was sunny enough to bring out all the wildlife today. As I walked up my hill there were numerous finches and tits flying about in the hedges and trees and a whole lot of chirping. Now is the time to lay claim to territory, attract mates and build nests. Spring is great isn’t it?
A stoat ran across the road in front of us and a beautiful kestrel hung on the wind, wings flapping feathers fully deployed, right above our heads. Majestic.
The May blossom is out and lots more bushes and trees are sprouting leaves. Fabulous to see.
I walked up the side of the field to feed a carrot to my adopted horse (who is now in the back field) and was accosted by a farmer driving his tractor. He told me I was trespassing and we had an interesting conversation. I told him that his family had probably been trespassing for hundreds of years – ever since the land was rudely enclosed and we were all turfed off it. He did not seem impressed and told me that I wouldn’t like it if he came trespassing in my garden. I looked around at the massive field with no house in sight and asked him if this really was his garden. He told me that people were hunting out here and I could get shot to which I replied that I didn’t think I looked too much like a rabbit. I don’t think he liked me.
We agreed to differ. I fed my horse.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland the Tories are being exposed as the sleaze-merchants they are. Perhaps enough of their nasty ways and corruption will come to light to make people realise what an unpleasant bunch they really are. Something has got to happen hasn’t it? I think people have been mesmerised and Brexit has brought out the worst in them.
It’ll wear off eventually – the scales will fall from their eyes.
There are many worrying things around the world – the virus is taking off in India and Brazil – numerous variants and a lot of young people and babies dying. In India there are 150,000 new cases a day due to opening everything up and everyone mixing. In Brazil the virus is still going at over 80,000 cases a day and 1300 babies have already died! Many of them are due to extreme immune responses causing inflammation of all the vital organs. It seems that Brazil is in a mess. The health service is overwhelmed. There are shortages of drugs and equipment.
Personally I think that the UK, USA, Brazil, Turkey and India are all suffering horribly because we put such psychopathic imbeciles in charge – Trump, Modi, Erdogan, Bolsonaro and Johnson are all incompetent twerps – arrogant deniers, dispensers of false information and dithering fools. They’ve killed hundreds of thousands.
These death-rates show what happens when things are not properly managed.
In the UK the numbers are still coming down due to vaccination. Just 2,491 new cases yesterday with 38 deaths. That’s brilliant but could all be undone if they allow the variants in because of lax border controls. As we open up the antivaxxers become more and more at risk. They could spike a new third wave.
My sister was certain she’d had the virus way back in January last year. She thought she was immune. She probably hadn’t and wasn’t immune. She went down with it in the summer and was extremely ill. Just goes to show.
Perhaps the antivaxxers need to take a look at what is going on abroad and realise the danger they are in? Perhaps they also need to think about the effects on others a bit more. They will be spreaders who will keep the pandemic going and put a strain on the system.
When you look at the infinitesimal risk from vaccination and compare it to the risk from getting the disease it’s like comparing a fender bender in a traffic jam with a jumbo jet coming down in a city at rush hour.
Right now our incompetent leader is being exposed for the sleazeball he is. The Tories are presiding over the biggest corruption we’ve ever seen. Cronyism, billions given away, jobs for the boys, walking into posts and betraying the country. I despair.
As an example: should George Osborne be allowed to be minister in charge of the exchequer and then be paid £164,000 a year for going to a handful of meetings and advising a company how it can avoid paying millions in tax? Surely using his insider information that way is treason? He is effectively stealing millions from the people of this country.
A nurse risks their life and works day in day out for the full year for £21,142. Osborne swans into a few meetings tells them how to diddle the tax and walks away with £164,000 (and probably stashes that away somewhere tax free).
Is this fair? Is this moral? Shouldn’t this be illegal?
Cameron uses his contacts and puts pressure on ministers in order to gain £45 million from Greensill. How can anybody be pay such ludicrous amounts for so little???? How can this be anything other than corrupt??
How were people like Rees-Mogg able to make millions out of Brexit???
How were 44 of Cameron’s cabinet able to walk into massive pay packets in firms in the areas they were presiding over? They are teaching them how to diddle the system.
I call it treason.
Meanwhile scum like Dyson, who pushed for Brexit and then moved his firm to Singapore so they didn’t feel the impact of it, need calling out for what they have done.
The country under the Tories has become a country of scumbags. The elite take their multimillion contracts and the rest of the country suffers cuts and austerity.
What was it? ‘We’re all in it together!! Rah Rah the Bullingdon Boys!!
Stay safe!!! I’m going back to do some editing and play some more Bo Diddley!!!