Coronavirus LOCKDOWN – Day 57
Stay at home – Protect the NHS – Save lives
When I started this blog many years ago I was going to keep it to just photography. However, life and politics cannot be separated, and coronavirus and lockdown meant things had to come together, it became impossible to think about doing a job I love and the decisions the government were making that affected that so directly.
I am extremely critical of the government and the way it has handled the crisis. They have actually made it worse, with more people dying than had to, and have made the likelihood of really getting back to work safely more remote than it also needed to be.
I fear this country is going to miss an opportunity to reset the social contract between people and government. Where are the big thinkers? Where are the persuaders? After the last world war we had Nai Bevan and others that made a massive material difference to ordinary people’s lives creating a welfare state and national Health. If you are not sure who Bevan was read this article in the Independent: How Aneurin Bevan created our beloved health service. It is only recently that I discovered the history of the post war government of which Bevan was a member. It is not taught in School, a pity, but that is the establishment for you, ‘conservative’. Johnson and company have no big ideas, nothing that can really change things for the better, not in their interests.
Where is the leadership?
- We did Adriene’s ‘bedtime yoga sequence’, tougher than I thought it was going to be. Here is the link for this months calendar. Today’s was about stress relief and I enjoyed the stretching.
- Power walk rest day.
- I was DIYing again a lot today, real progress made.
- Yesterday I posted pictures of weddings photographed in more far flung places. Chester itself is of course a great place to get married with numerous venues available. Here are a few.
- Write this blog.
Spent all day with Oona. We have decided to read more in the evening in the hope of sleeping better. First evening for this so we shall see.