I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks because it’s been pretty difficult to deal with the news. Anyway this weekend, we’re going to get some relaxation of rules because the death rate is down, whether it will stay that way is anyone’s guess, but if we are relying just on the common sense of the public, we’re buggered.
I got to see the nephews last week and after a pretty fraught week, today I get to see Hamilton and tomorrow Mum gets to come and be on the allotment and stay the night. These things make me happy.
Here are this week’s links…
In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both.
The government’s treatment of Mark Sedwill has been cowardly and unfair. The Tories generally and Boris Johnson in particular are bullies and cowards, there be a few brave men and women of conviction amongst them but none in Govt. Johnson wouldn’t put up with it. This is a man who wanted to have a journalist beaten up.
The coronavirus ‘long-haulers’ show how little we still know
It’s worth remembering in this time that not all sadness is COVID related. This is both beautiful and sad. ‘This most ghastly season’: when hope turned to loss for one family of fans
How mindfulness privatised a social problem
The Conquest of Bread. Interesting.
Britain’s persistent racism cannot simply be explained by its imperial history.