Covid and the Tell-Tale Heart, Part II: Rats and the Sinking Ship

‘Do not adjust your mind, the fault is in reality.’ R.D. Laing Listening to Dominic Cummings speaking at the Select Committee Hearing today has left us with mixed feelings.  It’s a weird one because there is no joy in knowing that, actually, we and many others were right. We sensed this was a chaotic, catastrophicContinue reading “Covid and the Tell-Tale Heart, Part II: Rats and the Sinking Ship”

One Man’s Libertarianism is Our Nation’s Authoritarianism

Planned new bills were revealed in The Queen’s Speech last week. They are rather concerning, mostly because some appear to seek to curtail certain freedoms that we are accustomed to in the UK: things that are usually given in democratic countries. Apparently, the proposals are going to ‘strengthen democracy’, but that’s only really going toContinue reading “One Man’s Libertarianism is Our Nation’s Authoritarianism”

The Eton Variant (The One Where Nothing Changes)

Don’t travel to Amber countries, even though there’s no ban. Don’t sit inside with others, even though indoor hospitality re-opened today. Don’t hug anyone outside of your household or bubble, even though you can do a ‘Boris hug’ (and that’s not code for, ‘Get your mistress pregnant/divorce another wife, etc’). We have a new variantContinue reading “The Eton Variant (The One Where Nothing Changes)”

Boris Buys Curtains Whilst The People Die

Do you know what I would find amazing and some kind of poetic justice? If the Rt.Dishonourable Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was kicked out of office/forced to resign due to the what is coming to be known as the ‘Cash for Curtains’ scandal; that he and Symonds never get to stay long enough toContinue reading “Boris Buys Curtains Whilst The People Die”

… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead

It has been reported today that our truth-twisting, shape-shifting, lying, corrupt bastard of a PM said in October 2020 that he would rather allow ‘bodies to pile high in their thousands’ (Independent) than impose another national lockdown. Let that sink in. Bodies piling high in their thousands. 150, 841 people in the UK have Covid-19Continue reading “… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead”

The Greed and Capitalism of the Rt. Dishonourable Boris Johnson

This week on Plague Island, we have been treated to a litany of Borisisms. The next phase of unlocking our most recent lockdown is upon us tomorrow (as the school’s Easter holidays approach, the ‘Rule of Six’ reapplies outside, and outdoor team sports restart). Our Beloved Leader would like us all to forget the pastContinue reading “The Greed and Capitalism of the Rt. Dishonourable Boris Johnson”

Boris’ Adventures in the Land of Hope and Glory

(We have have already discussed Johnson as an Eternity politician. This article is a companion to that one). The first thing to remember is that Eternity politicians are generally Populists.  Boris Johnson and Donald Trump are Populist, right-wing Nationalists, who disseminate the myth of an ‘exceptional’ people as a marketing ploy to push their poisonousContinue reading “Boris’ Adventures in the Land of Hope and Glory”

Charity Begins at Home

It looks like austerity and the pandemic are really biting into the Prime Minister’s purse. His struggles are becoming more profound: first, he didn’t know how he was going to afford a nanny on his pitiful £100K salary for his latest child, Wilfred (thank goodness he wasn’t furloughed, otherwise he and Carrie would have neededContinue reading “Charity Begins at Home”