+Losing weight for someone Johnson’s age and current proportions poses a risk—namely that he will suddenly look a lot older. The previously fleshed out wrinkles will reveal themselves, and he will look more care worn and shot than he does now. Confronting this new physog will the populace be so enamoured with his cheeky-chappie character? Or will the government’s new obesity campaign run on similar lines to the them and us model preferred by Dominic Cummings?
+An appeal to raise money to support Jeremy Corbyn in an impending libel trial launched by John Ware of Panorama infamy has raised around £300,000 in small donations. I am tempted to wonder if Ware launched a similar appeal for his legal expenses whether it would even make it to three quid.
+Under Starmer, Labour’s retreat from its 2019 manifesto has been conducted at full pelt. Under cover of the Coronavirus this does not seem to have upset that many Party members. But how would you know? With no party meetings, and no party conference later this year, the leader has been presented with an opportunity Blair could only have dreamt of.
+The single most prevalent form of litter here in bonny Scarborough is now the ubiquitous, discarded ‘single use’ face mask. Unless I am reliably advised otherwise, I shall wash my ‘single use’ masks each time after going out when I wash my hands. This will also ensure that washing does indeed last 20 seconds or more. It seems to me that there’s going to be a lot of senseless waste during this crisis—along with a lot of useless advice.