Politically and medically, the world is changing fast: but a chaotic No 10 ploughs unheedingly along the path to departure
Ever since the end of the second world war, British governments of both major parties have aimed, in their own way, to improve the standard of living of the people. This apology for a Tory government, headed by Boris Johnson, is the first to make it an object of economic policy to make the country poorer.
But before we get into the almighty cock-up that is Brexit, let us at least welcome the good news about the victory of president-elect Joseph Biden, and the apparent breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine to fight Covid-19.
The evidence is mounting of impending chaos at the docks, disruption to supply lines and shortages of goodness knows what essential goods