"Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions and actions between those that are distinguished as proper and those that are improper."
Lying, someone is being accused of it all the time now. But our exuberant prime minister carries on in his silly mode of slightly antiquated language and jovial bonhomie and promising all; he was a journalist after all. Does such behaviour reflect our own jaundiced views of politicians. But why do we stand for it, will the people vote him out of power when the next general election comes along, or will we condescend to allow him power because he is such a bundle of fun on the media scene.
When, actually, does the blame stop and we take constructive action? Not allow the media to whittle away for weeks in gossip, a thoroughly Southern attitude by the middle class, who are more interested in the sofa Carrie Symonds has bought for No.10 Downing Street.
From what I have read she seems a good influence, the power behind the throne but surely governance is not a game but a duty? The cat and dog fight between Cummings and Symonds has been lit by more rumours. It is a sad reflection on our human personality that we are always quick to take revenge on others who do not agree with us.
We are witnessing at the moment a terrible catastrophe in India as the pandemic hits the country with vicious force, another leader, Modi, who took the wrong decision in allowing people to gather together and now they are paying a terrible price.
Leaders come to the fore in popularity on what they promise, sadly the promises never gets realised.
I read Hilaire Belloc when young, also Lear of course, their nonsense seems so apt today ;). The person reciting the poem is delicious, like me he remembers one poem from childhood that he learnt, I learnt the 'Owl and the Pussycat'....