Saturday 27th February 2021 The Government's new-look-cautious irreversible-one-way-road approach to unlocking means the 'stay-at-home' message will be eased, subject to data, "data not dates", in four weeks (at the earliest) on 29th March (which sounds like a date to me, as does 12th April, 17th May and 21st June, but I'm sure it's all splendidly... Continue Reading →
Week 7: Road map ahead.
Saturday 20th February 2021 A few quick postscripts to last week's blogpost. Firstly, I got my Grand Centrals mixed up with my Grand Unions when reporting on the ORR's decision to turn down the application by Grand Union to run a new train route between Paddington and Carmarthen not Grand Central as I erroneously mentioned.... Continue Reading →
Week 6: Darcy.
Saturday 13th February 2021 I was uncertain whether this week’s ‘word of the week’ is ‘Darcy’ or ‘uncertain’. I plumped for the former as there seems to be so much uncertainty about the latter, especially when it comes to whether Cabinet Ministers reckon we should all be booking our summer holidays. Turns out we shouldn't,... Continue Reading →
Week 5: 10 million
Saturday 6th February 2021 A truly amazing inoculation milestone was passed on Wednesday. What a remarkable achievement. Ten million people vaccinated within twelve months of news of a "new novel virus" originating in China is quite extraordinary. Last Saturday almost 600,000 received the jab. That's the equivalent of the whole population of Glasgow vaccinated in... Continue Reading →