Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Having spent yet another full day at the museum sorting through boxes of envelopes I come home to find the news is boring. Yes indeed the 'Brexit' fills the air yet again and still not one word concerning the facts thereof. As always much in the way of propaganda, many insults from one Conservative gentleman to another and back again, loud sneering/shouting/debate yet little in the way of facts. I blame the USA I suspect these folks have been watching Trump and his gang too much. The vote is in June and we have months of this to go through yet.
So few people at work today, another called off because of aged parent trouble, another off for a month for sickness, two left, one off on holiday again and only two of us left to man the fort. The staff likewise are one down and one was out elsewhere today. Naturally when I arrived all was chaos. Still we survived. However I am in need of a Swedish massage and a quiet night.
Last night was frightful!
There was no football on TV!
I went through the motions and did this and that but there was an enormous gap where the football should be. I was seeing spiders by ten o'clock!
Tonight I see relief inn the form of several games arranged just for my mental health I suspect.
The other main subject is of course migrants.
Do you have an answer? I don't. The political games being played help few and thousands suffer. Would you stay in a war zone? Can we believe half the scare stories the press offer us? I try to find a simple straight forward response and fail. Care for refugees I say, help those in need indeed but how to manage such a crowd. The nations, often unused to dealing with people from outside their area Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and the like are keen on EU money and their people freely moving around Europe but they are less keen on accepting Syrians or Afghans. The UK stands back - with a Tory government who have just pushed through a bill cutting benefits to the disabled (but not taxing their friends) - as always doing as little as it can. Certainly we have many immigrants here, the violent ones we cannot deport for goodness sake, and we could do more but the long term answer escapes me.
As Zebedee said, "It's time for bed."
p.s. Today is 'International Women's Day,' Do you think I care? Pah!