I have mentioned before, I think, that Harold Macmillan, U.K. prime minister in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when asked about the biggest hindrance to good government, responded “events”.

Well “events” are upon us now, wholesale, and on Thursday, England disappears into a further period of lockdown until 2 December. We had planned to return to Wengen during that time and rather than sit at home in London, doing not very much at all for a second period of this troubled year, we brought our trip forward and flew into Zurich this morning. We are now ensconced above the Lauterbrunnen valley.

From Wengen this afternoon

Is a further lockdown the right course of action? You have to hope that the government is better informed than the general public, and that there is a plan, but it does seem to be a case of kicking the can down the road a little further. At some point, if the miracle of an effective vaccine does not occur, our current prime minister will have to decide whether he wants to be Winston Churchill or Eric Honecker.

2 thoughts on “Events

  1. Having returned to the U.K. last month and suffered 14 days of quarantine, we’re now faced with the same dilemma. See you later this week therefore.


    1. Well, lucky you to get away enjoy Wengen. Have no idea when we might make it back again.

      Being classed as exceptionally vulnerable I hope that the idiots who have not respected the rules now come to their senses and think of others who will not be able to just shake off the virus and respect the lockdown


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