Why Boris Johnson is not responsible for the coronavirus | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion

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If I had been asked a month ago how the nation would celebrate the easing of the lockdown, I never would have imagined it would be with a trip to the forefront of council.

Yet it is a measure of how our horizons have narrowed considerably that the exhilarating prospect of throwing garbage, as well as the possibility of a socially distant trip to the garden center, can now be presented by ministers as a reward. for six weeks of self-denial. No one falls asleep at night dreaming of being able to unload mowing for six weeks. Yet after a month or more indoors, some of us have learned to take our sensations where we can: a cup of tea in the sun, a phone call, a friendly word with the neighbors when setting place garbage cans. The happiest people who are locked out are the ones who are most able to find comfort in small things, and it is this dramatic drop in expectations under pressure that could help explain the baffling paradox of politics right now. .

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