+Perhaps Home Secretary Pritti Patel was stung into doing one of the No.10 party political broadcasts on behalf of the Conservative Party the other night by comments that so far she has been a) invisible and b) no women had yet been entrusted to front up the daily dose of twaddle. But when asked whether NHS staff deserved an apology for the lack of protection equipment she said ‘I’m sorry if people feel that there have been failings. I will be very, very clear about that.’ (emphasis added) Very, very clear about the absence of an apology for not providing the equipment? Certainly not! Only that people have (obviously misplaced) feelings about the subject. Perhaps it would be a blessing if we don’t hear from Ms Patel again in the future. But how curious it was that we should hear from her on the very, very same day that it was announced that crime was down by 20%
+I have absolutely no problem people claiming it’s God’s blessing when they perform outstanding acts of charity, as many religious people are doing at the moment—that’s what they believe and that’s their motivation. But I can’t understand why they don’t acknowledge that God was utterly absent when the whole problem kicked off in the first place. Can someone explain that to me? Perhaps there is a parallel universe—a second home, so to speak—where He bunks off to when the shit hits the fan.
+It seems Melania Trump has been photographed wearing a face mask, whereas her hubby is refusing to do so. I wonder when she first thought of doing it. When they got married, perhaps?
+Bill Gates on the BBC this morning, talking abut the search for a vaccine ‘We [presumably referring to billionaires] can write cheques faster than the government.’ A new world order beckons.