As I write this it is Monday morning, and we’ve yet to formally hear any details of Boris Johnson’s ‘roadmap’ to lifting lockdown. He’s going to speak later. But details have been leaked. And those details look suspiciously like the ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown 1.
Is it unfair of me to compare our very real prime minister with the fictitious (though horrifyingly plausible) portrayal of an incompetent World War 1 general, by Stephen Fry in the peerless sitcom Blackadder Goes Forth?
Maybe Boris will astound us all this afternoon.
But I’m confident enough that he won’t to schedule this post for tomorrow morning even though I’ve yet to hear him speak.
A combination of vaccines and improving weather may well see the latest government strategy be more successful than the way they prepared us for the winter months (because who could possibly have predicted that a virus that thrives in cold weather would get worse in winter?), but if it is, I still think it will be far more down to luck than any kind of judgment.
I’m still not going to book my summer holiday just yet if it’s all the same to Boris.