Posted by sean on May 2, 2020 at 11:07 am in Coronavirus with No Comments


I recently posted my thoughts on the comparison between the UK handling of a COVID-19 lockdown with that of Spain’s.

This blog’s Spanish correspondent – my sister, who is currently living over there – has told me that during the last week or so, the lockdown rules have been relaxed.

You’ll never guess what those lucky Spaniards can do now…

If you have a child or a dog, you may now take it out for a walk! Otherwise, you must continue to remain locked up at home – unless you need visit the local supermercado. This is allowed… once a week.

The UK have been a lot stricter…

It has banned sunbathing! I know. That shocked me too. It is just like living in Nazi Germany.

Sunbathing is something our Mediterranean pals reminisce about, like a 95 year old trying to remember the Blitz.

No wonder we as a nation are suffering so much with this virus.

Boris Johnson has apparently said that the country has reached its peak.

This “reached its peak” thing has confused me. I have come to the conclusion that either I am being incredibly thick, by not understanding how this has been calculated; or Boris is being incredibly thick, for assuming this is as bad as things are going to get.

Either way, I find it totally irresponsible for someone in such power to make such a statement. He may as well have told us all to vaccinate ourselves, by drinking a bottle of bleach.

There will be millions of people who will take it as an invitation to break lockdown (if they aren’t doing so already) and socialise with friends – all while listening to Things Can Only Get Better by D:Ream at full volume.

Some good news! Where the UK fails in implementing and enforcing a safe, sensible lockdown, it makes up for in novelty charity records.

I bet Spain don’t have a song involving a singing lump of starch.

Seriously, this a great song and raises money for an excellent cause. So buy it. It’s cheaper than a bag of chips.

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