Saturday, 18 April 2020

A Classic Contradiction to Ponder


El Pais in English has the following contradictions to make one wonder:
First up: GOVERNMENT ADVISERS SUPPORT REOPENING SPANISH
 SCHOOLS IN SEPTEMBER
Third up: SPANISH HEALTH MINISTRY WARNS THAT CORONAVIRUS COULD BE SPREADING IN HOMES

Thus, we have known meeting places, pestilence centres, schools, where germs are spread liberally, being opened in the autumn, with pupils and staff returning home to have personal contact with relatives and friends.

What a conundrum!

Couple these approaches with demands in the UK by opposition parties for the British Govt to state a clear, specific strategy to take the country forward post-Lockdown, whilst trying to avoid accusations of political mischief making, and you have a bad situation made worse.
     In a war, you often have to wait for the enemy to make a move before it can be counteracted.
     You can make all manner of contingency plans, before deciding what will be best under the circumstances.
     In defence of Keir Starmer, it must be remembered that he is a successful Human Rights lawyer. This invariably requires compromise from all parties in litigation. It helps to explain why he chose to go for a second referendum as the best compromise in the last election.
     This makes him the least worthy individual person to choose, again from an unattractive bunch, as the future leader of the UK. It isn’t in his bewigged nature to make clearcut, decisive decisions. I don’t think he understands the cut and thrust need to define strategy or tactics ‘on the hoof’.

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