Spring forward: that is a useful mnemonic for those who have difficulty in turning the clocks the right way. It is also timely. The country does seem to have a spring in its step. Lent will shortly end, and with it, life is losing other Lenten aspects. Good weather is promised. The Covid figures continue to improve and the vaccination programme moves steadily ahead, in a delightful contrast to the incompetence and envious snarling on the Continent.