Closing down for Summer, what a way to run a Country...
Closing down for Summer, what a way to run a Country...
I always used to think that schoolteachers had far too much in the way of holidays and time off but as they also took home a modest amount of cash that was alright, unlike our celebrated parliamentarians!
Leaving the duckhouse expenses scandal aside, there has to be something wrong with the whole over stuffed parliamentary shooting match closing down from now until the end of September.
The Country will however be relieved to hear that the grandly named but obscurantist Civic Contingency Committee will meet weekly throughout the Summer recess to hear how the various Wars are going. I can tell them now, not very good at the moment.
Possibly a classic understatement.
The committee will also get the heads up on the latest bankster scandals or how many thousand more members of the Public have either died or survived Swine Flu.Either way swine flu is going to change many things and the changes will be quite sudden. We just seem to be walking blindfolded in to the abyss.
This Summer is going to be one we will all remember for a very long time and for all the wrong reasons.Frankly I don't think our politicians have a clue about what to do about the Swine Flu pandemic.
Alarmingly the latest news is the bouncers (security staff) are being recruited for the Tamiflu remote distribution points. Public libraries in the main. Many of our politicos still think it is all about birds not pigs (or hogs if you like.
The jabs are nowhere near ready and in any case fast tracking whatever the final jab might include might not even work. The Drug companies have won absolution if anything goes wrong.So we will all become a mass drug experiment! Expect a few holiday firms to go to the wall and groups of UK residents to be confined to foreign hotels, denied boarding and then realising that saving on travel insurance premiums was not a very bright idea.
Over a third of British travellers do NOT have insurance. Brave or foolhardy is the Minister who tried to enforce a no public gathering clause. Running the Olympics and other major sporting events behind closed doors without a paying audience has to be one of the most bizarre outcomes of this whole swine flu pandemic.
The Olympics scenario is not just a scare, the pandemic will last for a couple of years or more. In the immediate future, it might even take out the final matches of the Ashes and after we gave Australia a real good thrashing too! Perhaps Andrew Flintoff knows more than he is letting on as the time of his retiral could be a very smart move.
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