Into the valley of Death? Two different ways of dealing with covid to the right of you, covid to the left of you and covid in front of you?

The Light Brigade charge into Russian cannon
The 93rd Highlanders halt Russian cavalry charge

Back in 1854, in the Battle of Balaclava, aristocratic English cavalry showed us how to throw away victory after Scottish soldiers had shown how it might be won.

As I watch Boris Johnson lead his own foolhardy charge to victory over covid-19 by opening up to it, I’m reminded of his use of the story in the context of Brexit, last June.

The contrasting approaches to the virus, in England and Scotland, suggest to me the contrasting approaches of the English and Scottish regiments in that famous battle 166 years ago.

3 thoughts on “Into the valley of Death? Two different ways of dealing with covid to the right of you, covid to the left of you and covid in front of you?”

  1. No shame into linking this battle with the power of Nature exercised in the form of covid – 19
    And as to how and control your foe
    Or as certain others contingents of humanity
    Care to throw intelligent rational caution to the wind
    Mankind can only ever come to terms with this most terrible of foes by standing
    United
    Free men stand or free ma fa
    Let Johnson and Trump as they most certainly will have to do
    Turn & Flee and fill a traitors grave

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  2. An inglorious and catastrophic disaster, yet the Brits really, really love this kind of stuff.
    Its similar to Brexit—— but with guns, death and horses.
    Dumb, clueless, Aristo’s who purchase their commissions. A mentality which sees no retreat. “It takes the death of 20,000 men to train a general”. The blame for these disasters always trickles downhill.
    They don’t always face “fuzzie-wuzzies” with “watermelon smiles”, though Eton will teach otherwise.

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