Look Back In Anger or Admiration

Ever thought of looking back at the years 2019 -2021 from the future. History is not going to be kind I feel.

Just about everything was thrown at the fan during those, long, long months. Brexit, pandemic, government cock ups and success stories, USA presidential skirmish and to top it all EU floundering and adopting a fire from the hip government.

Our best mate Boris has nearly died from Covid slumped into UK policy disappointments with associated low ratings, then like the Phoenix rising from the ashes as the opposition proved they hadn’t anything to say. In the meantime the USA showed the world how not win global influence with two ageing gentlemen having a playground fight.

The EU lambasted the UK for leaving the EU then proved unwittingly through an amazing series of cock ups to categorically prove Brexit was the best move ever made in the history of mankind, probably.

Our best mates in Germany and France flip-flopped between vaccination scorn, possible invasion to secure stocks then complete retrenchment. The remaining 27 states of the EU jumped when told by Brussels but still await instruction as to how high.

The BBC changed its format to become Boring (endless repeats) Brash (over 75 free licenses) and Caustic ( overly aggressive news interviewers)

Airlines bleated endlessly that they needed massive financial help and it was everyone else’s fault. That they were different from every other business that was suffering from lockdown and commercial collapse.

The onset of “Rorting” viz; to take unfair advantage of public service became widespread. Thousands of orders placed by the government for PPE without due diligence allowed many companies to make massive profits in a crisis. The just returned business rate benefits, the unjust used it to pay dividends and assist in buying stock in their own company thereby making a financial “killing”.

A sad group of people felt the restrictions did not apply to them, they could circumvent the rules through deception and prove themselves socially abhorrent. Well done.

A whole army of medical staff and carers took almighty risks in their dedication to fight the virus at the battle front. Proving the ability of the few to achieve heroic status in the manner of Churchill’s statement; ” Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”

The list of achievement and errors is endless and still emerging. Looking back from the future will be a sad mixture of achievement and disappointment

Alistair Owens

The meandering thoughts of someone with too much time on his hands. Tending to see the obscure and irrelevant in most events I have been forced to record this by family members as a means of diverting attention away from them. But I see their plan.

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