From a personal perspective I certainly hope lockdown ends on 21st June as I have tickets for the Goodwood Festival of Speed in early July, however the Government has the figures on the latest Covid numbers but it’s looking less optimistic than it was.

Not long ago vast numbers of football fans went to Portugal to watch a football match and I believe on the way out and on entry to Portugal they had to show a negative Covid test but from what I could see from news items of the fans behaviour, there wasn’t a great deal of social distancing from these predominantly fairly young and one must assume unvaccinated people.

I believe that on their return a similar test was required and should it prove positive they would have to isolate themselves for a period of time, a similar system was in place for travellers to India before that too became a red, no go destination.

Now it seems to me that as everything is now computerised, including one’s passport details, that the government must have a fairly good idea of who went where and who came back with Covid and I imagine there is a good chance they know who is not obeying the rules and self isolating.

Logic would seem to dictate that there was a rise in cases of Covid from people returning from India and Portugal as they are both now red no go countries.

So to sum up, if we don’t have an end to the lockdown on 21st June it will be because of the selfish people who went to India and Portugal and caught Covid and perhaps helped to spread it upon their return.

Now I’m not saying I’m a vindictive man but we know who you are and where you live, well the Government does and all it takes is one whistle blower to make public the list, on the other hand perhaps we will get our freedom and all you people on the list will breath a sigh of relief and be able to sleep soundly in your beds. Let’s hope so!

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I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mr-Joe-Wells/e/B06XKWFQHT/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
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  1. SueW says:

    I agree wholeheartedly.
    I’m certain that the government has made many mistakes since the pandemic began, but I am tired of hearing it being blamed for the spread, when it’s pretty obvious that people themselves are the ones to blame. We learned the safety rules pretty early on, but over and over the rules were/are ignored. People are responsible for the lockdowns.

    • It’s fairly obvious from where the hot spots are who is not obeying the rules but we live in an age where everything is so politically correct God forbid you should single out any racial group to name and shame but the Indian variant (now called the Delta variant) came from India, there must be a clue in there somewhere!

      • SueW says:

        Oh most definitely! And ignorance and language barriers are no longer an excuse.

      • I’m not sure if my next suggestion may seem a little harsh but if we had a dictatorship running the country the Covid transgressors could be taken out and put against a wall and shot. Perhaps that’s a little too extreme!

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