Economic Pandemic

6th April 2020 1

An unprecedented ten million Americans have lost their jobs in the last two weeks.  In Britain, an unknown number of people have been ‘furloughed’ with the government paying 80% of their salaries. This will hide the true scale of the economic devastation for a while. Ferry companies that transport a large part of our imported food say that they have tried … [Read on]

Eddie Large RIP

3rd April 2020 2

Sad to hear of the passing of comedian Eddie Large, the fat funny one of comedy duo Little and Large, and pleasantly surprised to find two pieces on them in the Telegraph, both affectionate. They weren’t the world’s greatest comedians, but they entertained the ten to fifteen million viewers who tuned in to watch their shows on Saturday nights in … [Read on]

Covid 19: The virus with public relations. (Quadrant Magazine Australia)

2nd April 2020 6

One Dozen Dissenting Second Opinions It spreads out invisibly. It spreads along the streets and train tracks, over the counters and tables, the packaging and surfaces. And it spreads above all about what makes us human: closeness to each other. Confidential conversations, joint efforts on the sports field, tender touches – all of this helps the new corona virus on its way through the world . Hands, … [Read on]

Diary of the Chinese Pestilence

2nd April 2020 0

Day 15   April 1st        The Chinese Virus is affecting the Brains of Old Ladies. Hospital death toll up by 563 to 2,352 – 31% up on yesterday. The original plan for today was a portrait group this afternoon, and the first of a series of ‘2020 Climate Change Seminars,’ tonight in the local church hall, under such headings as, ‘Climate … [Read on]

After Covid 19: A police state?

1st April 2020 10

Never in the field of human conflict…has the emotional tail wagged the economic and political dog so vigorously. Regardless of how we got where we are, I really wonder why we are here, how we are going to get out of it and what it means for the future. I must preface this with an acknowledgement that Covid-19 is a … [Read on]

Religion: A virus far deadlier than Corona.

31st March 2020 39

During the apocalyptic days of the bubonic plague, the desperate masses flocked in droves – not to hospitals and medical experts, but to churches and religious leaders. Each chose superstition over science in a futile belief that ‘God’ was the ultimate vaccine. They wailed like banshees – their hands reaching out to the heavens behind clerical fossils donned in white … [Read on]

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