Suffer Little Children
We are officially gobsmacked to hear the news that infants are to lead the herd back to School in June. It seems reminiscent of the use of canaries in mines, to provide an early warning system for impending death to miners. Check out what Mumsnet are saying about this. In case you have fallen prey to the idea that kids survive Corona from Matt Hancock’s briefing, check out the information about 100 kids with Kawasaki disease in New York. Tweet Matt Hancock to enquire about the wisdom of the strategy.
Whilst we are on the subject of children, my good friend Richard Strange just posted this fantasy story. Richard was the leader of The Doctors of Madness, a proto-punk band who were totally ahead of their time. He has also appeared in a suite of films from Harry Potter to Robin Hood:
Boris Johnson was visiting a primary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion about words and their meanings.
The teacher asked Mr Johnson if he would like to lead the discussion on the word “Tragedy”.
So the prime minister asked the class if they could think of an example of a tragedy.
A little boy stood up and said, “If my best friend is playing in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.”
“Incorrect” said Johnson, “That would merely be an accident.”
A little girl stood up and said “If a school bus carrying thirty children drove over a cliff, killing everybody inside, that would be a tragedy.”
‘I’m afraid not’, said Johnson, “That’s what we would call a great loss”.
The room went silent. No other kid volunteered. Johnson searched the room. “Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?
Finally, little Johnny raised his hand from the back of the class and said, “If a plane carrying you and all the Tory MPs was hit by a missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.”
“Fantastic!” exclaimed Johnson, “And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?”
“Well,” said little Johnny, “It has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn’t be a great loss, and it probably wouldn’t be a f..king accident either”.
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