Britain is suffering more than other countries during this pandemic – when will we be given real hope?

I know everyone’s doing their best but it feels a bit galling to be living in a country where it’s constantly a case of one step forward and two steps back, writes Jenny Eclair

Monday 25 January 2021 21:30
<p>Boris Johnson hosts a virtual press conference on the coronavirus pandemic</p>

Boris Johnson hosts a virtual press conference on the coronavirus pandemic

Another step back. I wasn’t fully aware quite how well other countries were doing in the fight against coronavirus, until a friend tweeted that the brilliant singer-songwriter/comedian Tim Minchin was preparing to perform to 5,000 people in Perth – ahem, that’s Perth in Oz, not Scotland.

Imagine that: imagine drinking cold lager on a hot summer’s evening and watching a live show? Imagine being surrounded by the sound of music and laughter that isn’t coming from a screen in the corner of your sitting room?

The Minchin gig is part of the Perth arts festival held throughout February, in both indoor and outdoor venues around the city.

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