Good morning everyone
May Day came and went and we are now almost into June. Where has this year gone? Perhaps it is my imagination. but each year that passes seems to be compressed into a shorter and shorter period.
Last Sunday (30th April), on the Andrew Marr programme, Prime Minister Theresa May, clumsily avoided a question from Marr in respect of nurses being driven to use Food bank charities, saying that there are many reasons why people go to Food banks. On BBC's "Question Time" on Thursday, David Davis defended the Prime Minister's remarks saying to a quite hostile audience that " People have short term cash issues, all sorts of things... the complexity of individual people’s lives, of course she was right.”
In this 21st Century, it cannot be right that nurses are forced to use Food banks and Pay day loan companies.
Meanwhile, back in Jersey, I have often been critical of the "new" Condor ferry "Liberation" and of the operator who runs the concession. The Liberation appears to have been jinxed since its maiden voyage back in 2015, with a series of "collisions" and a catalogue of mechanical break downs and engine failures. This week the latest "incident" was in Guernsey when, not for the first time, Liberation encountered problems while manoeuvring in St Peter Port Harbour. This week, the ship collided with a
Facebook page along with a damming post about her alleged actions. Its a strange old world.
Is the United Kingdom really about to go to war with the rest of Europe?
Apart from the usual suspects from the usual sources, there seems to be a consensus of opinion that Theresa May has lost the plot with her demented attack on European leaders (who we formally referred to as partners) and European civil servants in Brussels. As one commentator put it, "Theresa May is looking and sounding rattled, if not a little unhinged". and it is not difficult to see how he comes to that conclusion.
It is getting warmer. I again predict that summer is about to arrive. Or is it?
Have a nice week