Dear Orkney News,
I’ve noticed something….
It started when Boris Johnson recently announced that Covid restrictions are to be eased some more, and he said that people would be able to hug again ( while at the same time, in small print across the bottom of the news broadcast, reminding us that hugging is a major way of passing on the virus!). But the main impression would be….”Isn’t he a good guy? First thing he thinks of is hugging –he’s one of us. He understands how much it matters to be able to hug our grandchildren..etc. etc.”
I have wondered who votes for him – now I think I’m getting some idea – folk for whom what matters is being able to hug their grandchildren, regardless of the possible danger to, not only themselves, but others too. And….going to have a pint or a ‘G&T’ in your local.
Looks like that’s who votes for him.
Next thing, on the News – Boris stated that the government is going to have a full enquiry into the UK handling of the Covid crisis……in Spring next year. A year away. Plenty of time for things to change some more, for people to forget a bit, and for the immediacy of the implications of the facts which might be revealed to have worn off a bit, too. Old news is no news.
And – it’s a Government enquiry – into the Government – do I have a lot of confidence in that? No, I don’t.
And again, I can hear them saying ….”Look at that – he’s got nothing to hide – he’s instigating an enquiry.”
I know he isn’t stupid – the bumbling bit is show – and now he’s showing himself to be very clever indeed.
And what will be next? I’ll keep my antennae out – will you?