by Shirley Edwards
(These are my views as a woman living in England, on how the culture and spirit of my country has changed over 50 years. Why the country does not feel protected or strong any more, how it has lost, and is losing it values and decency, and how we are daily losing our free speech.)
This week I attended a Team Away Day from my place of work. It was one of those events which attempts to bond strangers together. We had ice-breakers, games, and then a buffet; we did craft and a ‘mindfulness’ exercise in the afternoon slot, before finally listening to a talk about Equality and Diversity in the workplace. We also had a minute’s silence to remember Queen Elizabeth II who had recently died.
It was a strange correlation to the day. I came away feeling somewhat ‘groomed’ before being plied with guilt at the end of the day, for my lack of awareness towards my fellow countryman.
However, the announcement on Thursday, 8th September, 2022 of the death of Queen Elizabeth II has come as no surprise to me…