SPARE a thought for the Queen in the present day.
Her Majesty ought to be trying ahead to her Platinum Jubilee subsequent yr with a settled monarchy prepared for transition.
As a substitute, along with her favorite son Andrew already needed for questioning by federal prosecutors in America, her eldest son Charles now faces being dragged right into a police inquiry over a charity cash-for-honours scandal.
His closest aide Michael Fawcett was caught apparently providing to safe gongs for a Saudi tycoon whereas asking for donations to Charles’s basis.
Met Commissioner Cressida Dick is now beneath strain to analyze a doable crime.
Charles’s loyalty to slippery Fawcett stays unfathomable.
The fiasco is yet one more crushing blow to the Queen at a time when she will now not depend on her rock Prince Philip.
Add in Harry and Meghan’s fixed potshots from the US, and we marvel how far more she will take.
The one winners on this seemingly neverending mess are the screenwriters for The Crown.
For Her Majesty, it has really been an annus terribilis.
Again to shirk
SUMMER is all however over, the faculties are going again and jabs have damaged the hyperlink between Covid an infection and severe sickness and loss of life.
So why do tens of hundreds of employees and their managers don’t have any intention of returning to the workplace?
Why are Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak permitting civil servants to do the intense enterprise of Authorities work of their pyjamas?
Laborious-working Solar readers in peculiar jobs have been on the frontline, taking dangers as a result of they needed to.
However when the going bought robust, too many “robust” bosses stayed of their large homes and bought on to Zoom as a substitute.
It might be snug however having hundreds of thousands working from dwelling will hit productiveness and spending and make it not possible for our financial system to bounce again.
The Authorities should order their workers again in. Failure to take action exhibits a craven lack of management.
Miss you, Lady
SARAH Harding was a gorgeous soul with a improbable sense of enjoyable who may mild up any room.
She didn’t deserve her life to be reduce so cruelly quick.
In her autobiography, the Ladies Aloud star informed how she was too scared by Covid to go to hospital to get her early breast most cancers signs checked out.
It’s a bitter tragedy: one, sadly, that we’ll see play out in hundreds of houses throughout the nation within the coming months.
Relaxation in peace, Sarah. You can be missed. And if any of our readers are nervous about having most cancers, get it checked out in the present day.