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

Civil Society, Politics

A clear message must also give context and hope

The clouds are darkening as I write, but its not just the weather that looks bad. The recent growth in Coronavirus COVID-19 infections is worrying on pretty much every level. Although we should be better informed and better placed to tackle the latest spread, the UK government appears to be changing its messaging at an… Continue reading A clear message must also give context and hope