“Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst” and, “Where all is rotten it is a man’s work to cry stinking fish” — some warningly prophetic words from @RussInCheshire
|Jasper, a friend's cat of whom we are very fond|
Someone who, to my mind, is doing this well and consistently (and not without appropriate dark, gallows humour) is @RussInCheshire who writes a regular Twitter thread called “The Week in Tory”. Well, he has just penned the thread I reproduce below and, in my role as a responsible minister of a small, progressive religious community, I feel compelled to share it with you here because, even if the worst he outlines doesn’t happen quite like this and in all its details, in the bad (and worsening) situation we in the UK now find ourselves we absolutely need to know what the worst could be like. So here is his (to my mind) plausible vision of that.
May I suggest that when you have read it you make a strong cup of tea (or pour a stiff whisky or G&T) and settle down to have a long think about how we might play our own parts in the coming months, either to ensure that the worst or the worst doesn’t happen or that we at least have some strategies in place to get through the worst . . .