Is this government entirely sane? It is one thing for the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to talk about a puppet from a children’s TV show while addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations. “Kermit the Frog ... do you remember that one?” he said, looking round for approval: total silence... Well, he does have a track-record for clowning nonsense. Was the UN WiFi overloaded shortly afterwards with mystified delegates Googling Kermit? The context was ‘Green’ and the climate catastrophe; trust Johnson to make light of the most serious threat to our general wellbeing and way of life since the Black Death.
But when some genius came up with the idea, apparently quite seriously, to offer ‘foreign’ HGV drivers visas to work here for just three months (to 'save' Christmas?), I found myself wondering whether everyone in the executive had migrated to La La Land, and left the pixies in charge. A Polish lorry driver resident in Glasgow put it rather well on the BBC, and I paraphrase: “Dogs are not just for Christmas... Do they think they can turn foreign workers on and off like water from a tap, and when they’re done with them, they can just bugger off? It’s insulting!” Rather well put I thought.
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