Who Won the Week (15 March 2020)

I have Fandango to thank for this title – he has been posting regularly on this subject from his west-coast-USA vantage point. I am interested in current affairs too, and normally have some nonsense or other to spout about one of the UK’s topical news stories. So, I like to join in. Maybe there’s something in your world that you’d like to post about?

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Another week where I didn’t really have a winner. The media everywhere is dominated by Corona, and I posted on it both last week and yesterday. We had a budget in the UK, but I can’t possibly imagine anybody anywhere else being interested – bottom line is our government expects our economy to tank because of this virus, so they are handing out various breaks. Whether they will make any difference is unlikely. Under our right-wing government, the state is now spending more, proportionally, than the last left-wing government. Unusual times…

I did, however, take a look on Wikipedia to see what had happened on this day in history.

  • Would you believe it was a year ago that almost 1Ā½ million young people went “on strike” for the day to protest about our inaction over Climate Change? Judge for yoursewlf how much has changed, even of people’s outlook. I think when we kept electing people who thought it was all hokus pocus, there was only ever going to be one outcome.
  • In 2011, that’s nine years ago, the first shots were fired today in the Syrian Civil War. Syria is probably a long way away for many of us, but it is a conflict which has drawn in both the USA and Russia, and has spawned a wave refugees, and a wave of nationalism, in both the UK and Europe. It is still ongoing, and I am left wondering exactly what kind of country Assad thinks he will ultimately govern.
  • Oh, and on this day in 1888, the Anglo-Tibetan war began. Isn’t it amazing, what you find out on Wikipedia? I never knew there even was an Anglo-Tibetan War. Boy, we sure knew how to pick our enemies back then!
  • Even further back, in 1672, British king Charles II issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence. That sounds ominous, since this guy’s indulgence caused a civil war! Although this proclamation seems to be geared toward religious tolerance.

You think that the news is too depressing already? Just keep reading my posts!

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

13 thoughts on “Who Won the Week (15 March 2020)”

    1. Wikipedia has a page for every day. going back to Roman times. We are just on the Ides of March, so Julius Caesar has just been assassinated. I think. My knowledge of ancient history is down at zero (like my Shakespeare). If I find an empty page, that will be an irresistable post – nothing happened today, ever!

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      1. Haha that is so true! I have a smile from ear to ear the whole day as I got new pictures and movies from the dog today and I’m spending my day day dreaming and staring at the new info šŸ™‚


          1. Actually you’re so right! I should have a small celebration šŸ™‚
            It’s still with ups and downs in the energy department and I still need a lot of sleep but the difference is massive šŸ™‚ No denying that.
            Thank you for the encouragement šŸ˜Š

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                1. We have two. One adopted us probably 6 years ago. The other was one my daughter took in to help somebody out, but she had a 3rd storey apartment and could not let him out. So she asked if we would look after him, two years ago. He is brilliant – he sleeps next to me every night. He is lovely and cuddly but I think he is just waiting for breakfast!

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