My sister on holiday in Spain texts me to say that lockdown has been imposed and that she is confined to her hotel room until she can get a plane home next Tuesday (hopefully?).  She’s OK:  the hotel is giving them food to eat, they deliver lovely toiletries to the room each day, she has a sunny balcony to sit on and the wine has not yet run out.  It’s obviously a bit hard to relax though when the streets are full of policemen, there are helicopters flying overhead, you’re not sure whether your plane will fly or not and – pretty disastrously for her husband – they have cancelled the football.  And when they cancel football, you know that things must be getting really serious.  OK – so now we know.  Well we don’t, actually – all we know is that we are all now living in an increasingly very uncertain world…

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