WE are disheartened to see Boris Johnson following Nicola Sturgeon down the road to ruin.
Both have been spooked by surging Covid cases, still only a fraction of what we endured in April.
Even one of the PM’s allies, Tory MP Jake Berry, brands his tougher lockdown for the North and restrictions elsewhere “economic suicide”. We agree.
Yes, hospitalisations are rising. But the NHS will cope. The nation successfully “protected” it before . . . sadly, to the scandalous neglect of those suffering conditions worse than Covid.
And its boss Simon Stevens says it’s now far better placed than it was in the spring.
And yet, despite fury from his party, the PM intends to close pubs and restaurants in Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle next week. Sturgeon has thrown Scotland’s under the bus too.
It makes no sense. These Covid-secure businesses are behind only a small percentage of the new outbreaks.
What if new restrictions DID reduce cases a little? Would we then lift them, see infections spike again and reimpose them, again and again, until a vaccine arrives? Perhaps forever? Those firms and jobs cannot survive it.
Why will our leaders not heed the many scientists and health experts worldwide now imploring governments to end lockdowns, protect the most vulnerable and let the rest live their lives?
Will four million or more of us need to be unemployed and our economy destroyed for a generation before they reach the same inevitable conclusion?
Our politicians believe they are doing the right thing to protect life. We get that. But they MUST strike a balance between that and avoiding national ruin.
We don’t believe they are paying nearly enough attention to the latter.
WE congratulate Prince William for his £50million “Earthshot” prizes plan.
Not just because of the difference it could make to the environment. But because he has clearly realised where green extremists go wrong.
The doom-mongering rage of Greta Thunberg and the apocalyptic “billions will die” mania of Extinction Rebellion repel the public they need to engage.
William will instead focus on optimism — and what CAN be done.
That’s a far brighter idea.
LET’S be honest. Iconic and historic as it is, the Fray Bentos pie experience can occasionally underwhelm.
Inside the weapons-grade casing, under the sumptuous crust that promises so much, lies . . . well, sometimes not a lot.
So it is spectacular news that a MasterChef semi-finalist, no less, has been hired to pack more meat in the meaty ones and more cheese in the cheesy one.
We are delighted to lift the lid on it.
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