Last night as the sun started to set. Still no planes, the roads are left empty for the cyclists. Start of a Brave New World. Not sure why I’ve just wrote the words Brave New World. Probably because I’ve listening to Iron Maiden and their album called Brave New World. On that basis could have easily wrote down the words Stranger in a Strange Land.
I’m not entirely convinced it’s a Brave New World yet and I certainly feel a stranger in these strange times.
I was listening to a clearly incompetent member of the Government explaining that the reason she repeatedly voted against a pay increase for nurses (yet accepted a large pay rise for herself) was that it was a way to stop the Opposition playing party politics. And we are supposed to believe this Government when it says it loves the NHS. REALLY…….
We are also supposed to have faith in the Government. REALLY. The above member of the Government is supposed to be the Minister in charge of Care yet she should could only snigger when she didn’t have clue about how many people had died in Care Homes from this dreadful virus. Apparently it’s very difficult to find our, so she hasn’t bothered. Clearly it’s as difficult as voting for pay increases for our brave nurses.
Sadly it’s not just the Care Minister. Her boss the Health Secretary has suddenly decided that things are that bad in our Care Homes that it might be an idea to start testing staff and residents. So Care Homes will start to be contacted this week. It’s taken hundreds of deaths over the last few weeks to work that one out. But don’t worry… He delivered yet another speech with more promises. You never know one day he might get round to fulfilling a promise.
It would be a Brave New World if we had a competent Government who actually really cared.