UK Appoints Minister for Loneliness

Theresa May
Theresa May

In a first, British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Tracey Crouch as the country’s Minister for Loneliness.

Crouch is the current junior Minister for Sport and Civil Society.

The appointment is one of the recommendations made by a commission set up in honour of Jo Cox, a Labour MP.
Cox, who campaigned about loneliness, was murdered by a right wing extremist in 2016.

The government said it would develop a strategy on the issue, gather more evidence and statistics, and provide funding for community groups to start activities which connect people.

The prime minister was expected to formally announce the appointment yesterday and said she has accepted many of the recommendations made by the commission.

“For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life,” May said.

“I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones – people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with.”

  • Daniel Obior

    Surely, the British have gone mad. Fisrt was the self inflicted wound of voting BREXIT. Then the premature invitation for a Trump visit. Now this stupidity that makes Okorocha look sane. Yes, we knew Britain had become lonely as a country since the decline of the empire. It appears the loneliness has transfigured to stupidity. Next possibly will be a minister for laughter; watch the space.

  • Souleymane Bilal

    So, where is Facebook, Twitter, and all those useless social media that jobless people spend their days and lives on? Didn”t that loony of a Zuckerberg promise connecting the world?

  • bigdaddy

    It seems there is logic to Okorocha’s madness. Even the British are copying him. Lol

    • Sustain Transformation

      The world is now copying Rochas now.LOL