Notes from a conflicted small island.
So time for an update from the U.K...things are getting beyond weird. Boris Johnson's government announced that from Monday gatherings of more than 6 people in a social setting will be illegal. There are a raft of new measures and to enforce these measures a number of "Covid Marshals" will be appointed...I KID YOU NOT! We are going to have legions of tin-pot dictators scouring the streets looking for people not wearing masks in shops or congregating in more than groups of 6. This from a Prime Minister who is supposed to be a civil libertarian. You can guess how this has gone down amongst Conservatives, Classical Liberals and Libertarians (although the left remain typically silent).
On the other hand, Boris Johnson has pulled the pin on a huge grenade and lobbed it into the EU. The backdrop is really tedious, it involves the treaty we signed with the EU around the future relationship with them from January 1st next year, ...