Makhosandile Zulu
3 minute read
15 Jun 2020
7:00 am

Don’t mention satire, Basil

Makhosandile Zulu

I think you need to get in touch with your feminine side, acknowledge your privilege and learn a bit more about global warming and think about veganism.

Scene: The reception area of a quaint, seaside hotel. Outside, a Morris Marina draws up in a cloud of oil smoke – and a lanky man in a houndstooth jacket and jaunty cravat emerges. On his way in, he passes a pipe-smoking old differ. Basil: Morning, Major! Major: Warning? What warning? I never heard the air-raid siren! Oh! global warming! Is there a tsunami coming? Sybil: Basil, I’ve told you not wind up the major. We don’t want him having a heart attack on the premises. The bloody NHS is so busy with Covid-19, we’d have to stuff him in...

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