+Bad show, Johnson. If our heroic Prime Minister really was Churchillian, he would have chosen the 6th of June for the long anticipated ending of all Covid lockdown measures. But it seems the 21st is the date when we will be allowed to breathe the air of freedom. The 6th of June would be more resonant of course, being the date of D Day, 1944 itself. I am surprised and disappointed that Johnson has failed to do a proper Winston. It doesn’t augur well. But all the talk today is of the Road To Freedom, which puts one in mind of Jean Paul Sartre’s famous trilogy, the Roads To Freedom. According to Wikipedia, “the Roads to Freedom as a trilogy reflects many of Sartre's best-known existentialist concepts, including bad faith, or self-deception, the acknowledgment of freedom that comes with both anguish and personal responsibility for one's actions, and how those actions embody the personal and social morality that one promotes.” Bad faith and self deception just about sums up Johnson, although I think there may be some issues around having bad faith and self deception at the same time.
+Far be it for me to jump on the Harry and Megs bandwagon, but I think on this one I do side with Her Maj. When she sees royal family mediocrities strike out on their own, it always seems to end badly, and that always reflects badly on The Firm. Is it safe to assume that the no-longer royal couple would be getting quite so much interest (and money) if they hadn’t once been part of our glorious pageant? Actually, given the amount of dosh they seem to be raking in (whilst the iron is still hot) surely it is time for the Queen herself to be interviewed by Oprah. That could pay the dole of the whole family for several years.