Finally Boris Johnson has returned to grace our screens with the familiar blonde mop. He's a wee bit more humble given his personal virus nightmare, not a bad thing post de facto.
Nations crave strong and decisive leadership , and true leadership is making unpopular decisions that are necessary - think WW2 and the early days in particular.
The problem we face is that it's like a child looking at another child and stomping their feet demanding what that other child has, perhaps a toy or an ice-cream. But do we know the background to the other child's position, why they are having their treat? We are looking at other nations and saying that if they can relax lockdown why can't we? But do we look beyond the headlines? Have they considered cultural differences?
Unlikely. Are we lacking what it takes to put up with more hardship and inconvenience, or do we ahev a valid point?
The scientists don't have the answers and the PM has to make a call - that is his job.
The initial response about herd immunity was not correct but at the time was deemed valid.
20:20 hindsight is wonderful.
Will it be the correct call or not? One thing is for sure, his personal experience is likely to be influencing that decision but is this something that should be doing so or should it be entirely objective?
I have no idea, but what I do know is that the more I consider his position the more he reminds me of a certain Mr Churchill, a book about whom I am in the middle of reading. The author of that book...