Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Supermarket joins the plague propagandists

I visited a Lidl supermarket for some essentials this evening and endured - suffered - virus propaganda over the loudspeakers that was beyond insulting,
almost mocking.
And how ironic to hear it in a German shop, for Germany is one part of the world where the government didn't dither like our crowd.
Instead, they set about protecting their citizens immediately.


The message Lidl relayed was very similar to the propaganda we hear throughout the day and night, but with one little - Lidl - exception.
This warning told shoppers not even to look at other customers nor the cashiers.
Well, well, disease transference by eyesight. I'm almost certain that German citizens aren't warned of that very unusual risk.
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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The way to persuade a Prime Minister

Lockdown voters might be wondering about the fellow they put in office a little too enthusiastically perhaps, but a book from across the Pond shows that
even the revered can have strong views changed with a little help from, well, from their friends.
In WW2, which has its VE day on Friday, Britain had a tubby fellow in charge, too, who had also experienced top schools.
Our present fellow seems to be guided by a rather humourless shadow.
But it’s most likely that Churchill had a similar one breathing down his neck, too.

 Strong views

 A book, Soldier and Statesman, by Ed Cray, shows there are ways around a leader's ultra-strong views.
The book reveals that Churchill decided - perhaps was persuaded - to change his rep in the US, Sir John Dill. That certainly didn't please the vital allies across the Atlantic.
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