Politics

Shameful statistics and a failure of government

Johnson says he is “deeply sorry” that the UK-wide COVID-19 death count has reached 100,000. So he should be. In fact he should be deeply ashamed that his government has overseen this tragic loss of life. Yet he has the temerity to claim that his government has “done everything it can”. But they haven’t. He… Continue reading Shameful statistics and a failure of government

Politics

Hero or Zero? Who has made the list?

I’ve been watching too much television! Those reviews of 2020, highlighting the many heroes we’ve created during the pandemic, prompted me to write about some heroes and zeros of my own for 2020. Without doubt, the impact of COVID-19 has demonstrated the enormous value of our health service workers, care workers, council workers, postal workers,… Continue reading Hero or Zero? Who has made the list?

Civil Society

We must not lose out to pandemic fatigue

Dreich day, melancholic mood. Today has not been ok; and time, it seems, is not necessarily a good healer. At least not when it comes to this pandemic.  As infection levels rise; and restrictions are tightened, it’s little surprise many of us are fed up, including myself. Indeed, in a weary population, pandemic fatigue is… Continue reading We must not lose out to pandemic fatigue