Where now?

Last time I blogged it was in response to the Government’s ridiculous assertion that it will be “all over by Christmas”.

What on earth did they mean, and had no one responsible in Government thought that many would think that, like the First World War, our collective privations from Covid-19 would be “all over by Christmas”?

What bunk! And some foolish people believed it. They still flock to the beaches in the sunshine, often leaving their litter behind them.

Today the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is reporting that the British economy is facing the worst recession of any G7 country since records began. According to the ONS, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a favoured economic benchmark, has fallen by more than 20% during the most recent quarter and looks like it’s still falling.

What then for the unemployed?

Where this is all headed beggars belief. We were the slowest out of the blocks to respond to the global pandemic and now we seem to be the most tardy in our response.

One can’t blame the Prime Minister, although all this has happened under the Conservatives and his leadership. The Cabinet must take collective responsibility. There are those among them who, despite Boris Johnson’s bluster and his gung-ho attitude, must have seen all this was coming.

It will not be “all over by Christmas”.

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