We are hearing so much about PPE and not the Oxford sort .
My grandson is working in Sainsbury's - a basic wage job , until Uni restarts -we hope.
He is classified as a front line worker - and with all its cash Sainsbury is not supplying ANY protecticve clothing . I dont mean the full scrub of course but there are no gloves and no masks provided . Henry's young work group are in the store by 4 am . Their job is to pack click and collect food orders many for shoppers who are self isolating because they have covid 19 symptoms or are vulnerable . And still this multi million store cannot supply their young (mostly students) early morning team with gloves and masks My grandson supplies his own gloves and I have ordered a sturdy mask from France ,hoping it arrives soon . Meanwhile his Mum ,my daughter has bought several disposable masks which she found in a small pharmacy - by chance .
Again we were clapping tonight not only for our dedicated NHS but for the background infra structure , for young people like Henry that keep us alive . He believes he is doing his bit ,giving his contribution to our devastated nation . I am proud of him for that sentiment . The same cannot be said for the mega store that is surreptitiously addng pennies to the cost of our food ,but cannot supply gloves and mask to its front line workers .Shame on you Sainsbury!
Another burden of shame falls upon the Government . It makes one weep to see NHS workerrs from surgeons to nurses, support staff and drivers who have lost their lives because of an inept government , who started too late in their preparedness for COVID 19 and actually refused to join forces with Eurppean countries. We have learnt it was a poitical decision and there was no lost email between governments. What twaddle! Another lie hits the dust like so many others over the last two months
In about five years time we could see an interesting court case headlined either as a Documentary or TV play
THE PEOPLE VERSUS THE GOVERNMENT. THE CHARGE, MURDER.
The loss of someone very dear leaves us distraught with unimaginable grief . The joy of living disolves into nothing, vanishing in our tears.
But to lose a loved one through sheer ineptitude, that grief that could morph easily into a fiece anger. Multiply ths by the dozens of caring medical staff failed by a chaotic supply system, and it could ignite such a charge being brought. When emotions run high no one can predict yea or nay. We shall have to wiat and see.
Hello and welcome to my blog, my first one But I must first level with anyone who is a Monarchist. I am a Republican- not the Trump sort but an old fashioned British Republican; a devoted anti Royal, especially in our modern world - whether its Saxe- Coburg Gotha or their assumed invented name Windsor or even Glücksberg , Philip’s real German family name .I cannot understand why so many Brits persist in an infantile belief in Santa Claus and fairyland, and Princes and Princesses and castles ! Why do we support a bunch of unemployed, untrained to the tune of £250,000 000 a year! It has to be the highest unemployment benefit in the world. But stop I am not railing only against this useless family but against the whole concept of non elected monarchy. Far better to elect Sir David Attenborough for example as President – he wouldn’t need five palaces , - probably rent an office in the Natural History Museum for four years or for however long we, the peopl