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The Gaels had a word for the UK Government's Brexit policy - a bourach. Their handling of the Covid19 pandemic is a clusterbourach. 'bourach' - a complex and utterly disordered and mismanaged situation

Any illusions that we were ever protected from the rank contempt of our rulers by the logic of democracy – because the government embodies the will of the people who elected it – are now gone. Their only concern was for the will that brought them to power....

We are not all in the same boat. We are all in the same storm. Some are on super-yachts. Some have just the one oar . Your boat might be a luxury cruiser with the mortgage paid off, all mod cons. The next door neighbour’s might be a dinghy seeping with...

“Stay alert, control the virus, save lives” is an anagram of “Easily survives travel north to castle”. Minutes of the Sage meeting on 23 March express concern that Covid-19 case numbers in London “could exceed NHS capacity within the next 10 days” amid...

There is a lot of pleasure in watching the bees on the traditional ‘cottage garden’ plants. I also love that many of these plants loved by the bees - the fox gloves, aquilegia, holly hocks, borage etc. need no particular care, happily come back year after...

Hill walking for the uplifting scenery and swimming for the sheer joy and feeling of liberation. Hopefully, we will all be able to enjoy the outdoors safely and reap the benefits in terms of physical and emotional well being.

Lockdown walks are often better and much more peaceful in the evening... I enjoy seeing families with young children in the afternoon, but don't enjoy having to dodge mad runners at times and have met badly behaved dogs (and their owners), when walking...

my potatoes also got frostbite. To anyone who experienced the same, to speed new growth, gently remove the affected leaves down to their nodes (the point where the leaf stem meets the stem it is attached to.) This ensures the plant will put all its energy...

Elite in England have been eating cakes We have been obeying the rules Whilst the rule makers broke them. If we break a small rule we must pay. The Elite break all the rules and blame us. Because they break the rules. Many of us will die. Those English...

Dominic Cummings brought the Virus up North Bringing death and illness with him Obligatory Dominic Cummings Proclaimers cover. LYRICS: When we lockdown Well, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who says, "Bollocks to that" And if I'... Dominic Cummings...

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