Reading Ian Murray’s tweets and the Express article that so inflamed him, before checking the ‘offending’ piece by Professor Sridhar, with its single purely objective reference to England, I was immediately struck (sic) by a flashback to the above Monty Python sketch from Life of Brian Taylor.

It’s such a good fit.

She said ‘England!’ Stone her!

I only said ‘So both now face a stream of incoming infections from England and Wales.’

Stone her! She said it again!

There is a regular flow of people from England…’

She said it AGAIN!!! Stone her!!!

Oh no, now the Four Yorkshiremen sketch has popped into my head.

Eee, we ad to do with tit Rooshan vaccine that didn’t work

Vaccine! you were locky. We dreamt of tit vaccine. We ad to inject Dettol into our veins.

Dettol! You were locky! We dreamt of Dettol. We ad to follow advice from SAGE and just let tit virus pass trough tit village. Killed everybody, it did.