F.or for a while I’ve tried not to believe the worst of this government. I have seen signs but rejected them; I’ve heard and read Dominic Cummings’ inflammatory speeches, but I’m also wary of his desire for revenge.
There was mishandling of the pandemic in the early stages, but other countries were doing badly too, and we got the vaccine going. Afghanistan was a disaster, but we were not alone here either. There have been other cases of fraud. But Boris and his colleagues can’t be that bad, can they?
They can, and they are. The proof comes with the “news” this week that Felixstowe is a chocker and can no longer hold containers. It was the main story in The times: “Ministers are warned that the UK is facing gaps on the shelves at Christmas when shipping containers of toys and electrical appliances were diverted from the country’s largest port yesterday because it is full. Shipping companies divert ships from Felixstowe after the storage capacity was exhausted. The port on the Suffolk coast typically handles around 36 percent of UK container imports and exports, much of it toys and furniture. “