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So What Are the Options?
A quick read through numerous social media posts appear to reveal a growing dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government. Yet at the same time, there remains strong grass-roots support for him.
So what is the reason for this apparent lack of enthusiasm? The answer is obvious; the Covid-19 (C19) pandemic and the Government’s handling of it. The Prime Minister himself is reported to have conceded that matters ‘could have been handled differently’. As we have said before however, the phenomenon of C19 has swept the world like no other before it. Like all others worldwide, the PM and his colleagues have been swimming in the dark – nobody can truly say they have known exactly what to do.
It is inevitable then, that mistakes will have been made. Such errors have, and continue to be, compounded by conflicting evidence and sensationalist coverage by most mainstream media, both print and broadcast. The most frequent example of this is the constant misuse of the word, ‘Coronavirus’. As we have repeatedly said on the pages of KJM Today, there are several different strains of Coronavirus, including the common cold.
Let’s put that another way; if you are tested for a Coronavirus and have had (or have) an ordinary cold, you will test positive. These results have already been frequent and have been used to ramp up restrictions of freedom, both within the UK and in other countries.
At some point – and soon – this lunacy must cease. The truth over C19 infections must be told. Once that happens, many of the restrictions currently in place can, and must, be removed. In the UK that includes the pernicious Coronavirus Act, which has seen the government give itself sweeping new powers (without proper parliamentary scrutiny), all of which have been used to restrict and remove the cherished freedoms we in the UK once took for granted.
As to Prime Minister Johnson, to those who now criticise him, who would take his place? Are there any other people, in any current political party, who could replace him? We don’t see any. All we see are a number of life-inexperienced wannabes who have little idea of the lives of real people.
The true test of the PM however, is yet to come. It is what happens over the next four years that will count. If Boris Johnson and his party begin to display willingness to really learn from their mistakes and most importantly, to listen to the people, he and the Conservatives may yet prove to be the most viable option at the next general election. It is up to the other parties to prove that they can do the same.
© KJM Today 2020
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Details of our books for 2020.
Now available - the Third Edition of Comments of a Common Man
An excoriating look at life in the UK today, taking aim at Politicians, Police, the NHS, Education, the shocking cost of housing and other subjects of concern to those living in the UK.
This is a book that should be read by everybody.
Available as a paperback or on Kindle, just £9.99 from Amazon or you can order a copy from us:
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Now available - Airport Days and Nights Evolution
The sister book to Airport Days and Nights Terminals and Runways, this takes readers on a personal journey back in time, up to the present day and shows the development of airports used by the authors. Packed with full colour photographs this is an evocative portrayal of personal and technological growth.
Paperback £17.99 from Amazon or you can order a copy from us:
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Now available - Heathrow Airport 70 Years and Counting
A second edition of Kevan James' earlier history of Heathrow, brought right up to date and including the latest developments concerning the new runway. Controversially, the author calls for two new runways at the airport and not just one. The book also includes a direct comparision with New York's John F. Kennedy airport - Heathrow's busiest route. With three new chapters and substantially re-written throughout, the book will attract those interested in social history and development, as well as aviation and airport enthusiasts.
A solid, hardback book with a RRP of £19.99, you can order a copy from us: email now -
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Reader's Remarks on Heathrow Airport 70 Years and Counting:
Kevan James has knitted his own personal reflections and experiences into what could otherwise have been a considerably less compelling narrative, had it been purely historical. His personal anecdotes, experiences and reflections throughout the book make it a compelling read for anybody who has known and experienced Heathrow in any capacity.
(Paul S. London, UK)
This is a well-written and interesting account of Heathrow’s history – the most interesting airport in Britain. It’s good to know where it came from and what happened there, and to reflect on what goes on behind the scenes, and where it might be going in the future.
(Matt Falcus, The Airport Spotting Blog - http://www.airportspotting.com/)
The heart and soul of the world's most iconic airport
Eloquent writing and full of interesting facts
(Marnix Groot, Editor. AirportHistory.org)
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Books have always been a part of life and even today, they are still.
The printed book, and for that matter magazines and newspapers, face a challenging time in the face of the digital onslaught but there is nothing like a book; a tangible thing that one can hold, feel, and yes, love also.
The digital version is a flimsy on-screen nothing, swiped away with the flick of a finger, deleted when done with.
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Comments of a Common Man Edition 3
Heathrow Airport 70 Years and Counting
Heathrow; Days Out at the UK's Premier International Airport.
Airport Days and Nights Terminals and Runways.
Airport Days and Nights Evolution
Boyhood; Soccer, Skaters, Streets and Suchlike
The Posts of Roche Fokke
Boysold (a novel, part one of a trilogy)
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