Perhaps we already have the word of the year… how many times have you heard Unprecedented being used? At least 2020 in the last couple of months and counting.
Anyway, this was a year barely a couple of months old when we realised Vladimir Lenin had a vision of things to come when he stated: “There are decades when nothing happens; and there are weeks when decades happen.”
Then there was our less than visionary Government’s initial response here in the UK, sod testing let’s just sit back and go for herd immunity; well, Ian Cowie offered some insightful advice: “If you follow the herd you could end up in the abattoir!”
As for what has become a standard mindset for some people, in relation to ‘unprecedented’ times, Erma Bombeck reminds us: “Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.”
With the consequence of lockdown inevitably meaning the economy charges headlong into recession, employment prospects look grim for many; but don’t worry too much for the future prospects of the divorce lawyers, as Ogden Nash reminds us that: “Marriage is the alliance of two people, one who never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.”
When it comes to a final reckoning, and the Government have to answer for the decisions made (or not made), they have already been carefully creating their deflector shields… we were always guided by the science… we were perfectly clear, and it is up to the public to use their common sense… you can guarantee that inside the Johnsonian universe it will be everyone else’s fault, never his. Well, just remember the wise words of JM Barry: “When you mix politics and science, you get politics!”
Until we speak again, there are lies, damn lies and statistics… you just have to look at this Government’s record on coronavirus testing to see that one in play!