The Department of We Told You So has sent the government a bill for services rendered:
Tuesday. The House of Commons begins meeting in person again. Its leader, Jacob Rees Mogg, wants it to set an example.
Cue warnings about Covid-19 contagion and the impossibility of keeping a decent distance in that rabbit warren of a building. But Britons are made of sterner stuff and a majority votes to continue meeting in person.
Wednesday. Business Secretary Alok Sharma becomes visibly ill during a debate. He’s tested for Covid-19 and goes home. Possibly to isolate himself but possibly to take a 260-mile drive so he can test his vision and have a cup of coffee with Dominic Cummings in some scenic town.
Thursday. Your guess is as good as mine. I’m posting this at 8:30 a.m. and have no idea what’ll happen next.
If you put this in a novel, I’d tell you not to be so predictable.