Jabs know no borders
The eight in 10 who want our country to pay towards vaccinating the entire world are the best of Britain.
Meanwhile the Prime Minister and Conservative Government slashing £4billion in aid to the world’s poorest nations are the very worst.
No contrast could be greater than that between a concerned, generous public desperate to save lives and a Boris Johnson prepared to let the wretched of the earth die so he can play political games.
Leaders of the G7 richer states are meeting in Cornwall at the end of the week.
And there is no better way to kick this week off than if Tory rebels are allowed to join with Labour, Liberal, SNP and other MPs to defeat the PM and save our aid programme today.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s hints at a delay to the June 21 lifting of England’s restrictions will be met with dismay by some, relief by others.
What is clear is that nobody’s safe from Covid until everybody in the world is safe. We are all in this together or we’re all in danger.
Lest we forget
When Covid restrictions end, surviving D-Day veterans deserve to go to the British Normandy Memorial to remember fallen comrades who never grew old.
The monument unveiled in France on the 77th anniversary of landings is a fitting if long overdue tribute to the 22,442 who died in one of the world’s greatest military operations and its aftermath.
It is also important that the civilians who died, including those killed by Allied bombing against German defences, are named too, ensuring they are never forgotten.
Even more importantly, we must cherish the heroes who are still with us while we can.
Little Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor has big names to live up to.
We wish them all every happiness and hopefully her parents will realise that families are better off as friends rather than enemies.