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Snap out of it now, people

11 September, 2020

Hiding from a virus will trash the economy of the entire world 

• I’M no expert (God forbid) but I have always vaguely assumed that the world will end when the sun expands and swallows us up in about 6,000,000,000,000,000,000000,000,000,000,000 years’ time. So I haven’t been unduly concerned.

However now vast swathes of the human race have not only decided that they can they hide from a virus but also convinced themselves that they can be paid for hiding from a virus, we may be doomed sooner than I had anticipated.

The sea of vacant faces gormlessly accepting all this would be amusing, even charming in a gentle Ealing Comedy about a barmy cult, but until enough people snap out of their somnambulism and notice the insanity being wreaked in their name we are heading for the worst trouble we have ever been in – and it is entirely self-inflicted.

I idly wondered whether it is Brexit-revenge by the remainiacs, but surely even they can’t be that pissed off can they? It would have to be the mightiest toddler-tantrum ever to trash the economy of the entire world because the UK has left the European Union.

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