Stop awhile this weekend in your Covid-19 angst, especially if you live in the north, and have a listen to Sting…
…now we have all calmed down lets look at the problem.
From the figures things seem to be getting worse. So what is the solution? Well the government will slowly, what’s the rush?, try and tell us next week.
The above is just one example of ‘Brutal trading conditions’. Conditions repeated in the hospitality and drinks sector, the tourism and airline sector, the performing arts sector, the fashion sector and most other sectors you can imagine. Our economy has been allowed, nay even been encouraged, to depend upon these honest but nebulous sectors. Where is the backbone of our economy? In pubs or in industry? Years of free enterprise and privatisation policies have led us down this cul-de-sac.
We can’t even rely in these Covid-19 pandemic times on a ‘test and trace’ system which has been put into unsuitable private hands.
So as the situation worsens by the day I don’t know the answers any more than you, the scientists or the politicians. But I do feel that we should never have been in this situation in the first place, virus or not.
No one wants to be one of those 87 or those millions out of work. A cleft stick situation.