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The Bad Influence

Rules Are Rules

Until they contradict each other

Red sign says Please Stay On The Path on a grey and buff stone background
Image: Mark Duffel on Unsplash

Last week saw the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, begin to relax some of the Coronavirus lockdown rules. I began to get excited. As the promised 7 pm broadcast approached I imagined even some small but safe changes would help to ease the growing anxiety within me.

I might even say I had moved to an angry phase. Anger at what? I am not sure. Anger at the…




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