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Day 97: How do you sleep at night?, John Lennon

Such an angry song sadly directed against his former band mate Paul McCartney. However it is a great tune that I can re-purpose for a much more deserving recipient, our current Prime Minister and charlatan Boris Johnson. On the night I write this it looks as if Britain is moving inexorably to crashing out of the EU without a deal which is only going to hurt so many vulnerable people and businesses.

All I can think about when I observe Johnson’s lying and trolling is the report he received from Eton back when I too was at school (yes I am a similar age to him). How little it seems this man has changed over the years.

“Boris really has adopted a disgracefully cavalier attitude to his classical studies . . . Boris sometimes seems affronted when criticised for what amounts to a gross failure of responsibility (and surprised at the same time that he was not appointed Captain of the School for next half): I think he honestly believes that it is churlish of us not to regard him as an exception, one who should be free of the network of obligation which binds everyone else.”

My Video Summary

If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 14 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!

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