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Mar 18th 2021 Cottage diary day 365
Covid UK 143,386 + 95 deaths today + 6,500 new cases.
Day 365 Is here. One whole year completed; a day I was not sure we would see when this unknown pandemic began. So, first thing to remark is that Paul & I are both still here.
On the day we went into complete isolation there were 4 UK deaths; today, as we consider coming out of lockdown, there were 95 UK Covid deaths, and five short weeks ago, on February 10th, 1001 people died.
I’ll end the year with some random quotes/points.
This first one was made exactly one year ago, when the Cheltenham Meeting was on.
https://www.gov.uk/.../high-consequence-infectious...“As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK.”
* Hancock’s proposed Health Legislation today will give the Health secretary (i.e. him) the power to ‘sign off’ or ‘veto’ Senior appointments to local NHS boards.
My MP, Huddleston, yesterday voted to pass into Law a Bill in which the offence of being at risk of causing annoyance — (ie you don't actually have to cause annoyance) now carries a 10 year jail sentence.A group of men are today felling a line of 100 year old Oak trees; they have no need of Licence or Ecological survey; fully protected by the mantra of HS2.
Our MP’s consider damaging a statue deserves a longer prison sentence than damaging a Woman.
The government has unilaterally increased the cost of an electric car (which produces zero carbon dioxide exhaust emission) while keeping down the costs of burning petrol and diesel
*The Speaker of the House of Commons told off Plaid Cymru MP, Liz Saville Roberts, for speaking Welsh yesterday when wishing everyone a happy St Patrick’s Day in Welsh and Irish. She was told to “just stop” and that “extending a sentence in Welsh” was against the rules of the chamber. To clarify matters, Rees-Mogg said that “honourable members might use Latin quips as that is perfectly allowable”. i.e Latin is fine because everyone who went to Eton understands it , but Welsh or Gaelic are banned.
* And is there anything more redolent of ‘2021’ than being invited to a "Mindfulness for Zoom Fatigue" workshop on Zoom?
I had a dream . . . . is that a Cappuccino I see before me . . . . soon