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Boris - The Prime Minister

First thoughts on PMBoris, will he make a difference?


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Ah, so you do not want to discuss how BoJo has left the EU on WTO then............
 

Sorry to bother, but read this in the media.

So is this lock down dispute between Johnson and Burnham about money or civil liberties and being forced to go under lock down again? Will your plod actually enforce this new round of restrictions or will it just kinda be a shrug of the shoulders and let the citizenry figure it out?

Apologies but this article left me with more questions then answers.
 

Sorry to bother, but read this in the media.

So is this lock down dispute between Johnson and Burnham about money or civil liberties and being forced to go under lock down again? Will your plod actually enforce this new round of restrictions or will it just kinda be a shrug of the shoulders and let the citizenry figure it out?

Apologies but this article left me with more questions then answers.
Burnham and Starmer want a lockdown but Burnham refused unless a lot of money was made available. Starmer wants national lockdown but hasn't said how it should be paid for. The previous shadow chancellor was more interested in a Maoist cultural revolution than economics. He was in charge of economics when the Greater London Council failed financially.
 
Burnham and Starmer want a lockdown but Burnham refused unless a lot of money was made available. Starmer wants national lockdown but hasn't said how it should be paid for. The previous shadow chancellor was more interested in a Maoist cultural revolution than economics. He was in charge of economics when the Greater London Council failed financially.
So just a politician whining because he didn't get the amount of money he wanted, not giving a hooting hell about the people who live in said location and the impact a lock down would have them. Is the population of Manchester onboard with being locked down for an extended period of time again?
 

Sorry to bother, but read this in the media.

So is this lock down dispute between Johnson and Burnham about money or civil liberties and being forced to go under lock down again? Will your plod actually enforce this new round of restrictions or will it just kinda be a shrug of the shoulders and let the citizenry figure it out?

Apologies but this article left me with more questions then answers.
More Burnham's long term political game plan? For a start reelection in May 2021.
 
So just a politician whining because he didn't get the amount of money he wanted, not giving a hooting hell about the people who live in said location and the impact a lock down would have them. Is the population of Manchester onboard with being locked down for an extended period of time again?
Selective polls and stats might be referenced in the media but phone in's to Talk Radio suggest many business owners think another lockdown will put them out of business. A former nurse was dismissive of the claims about beds as she used to manage them. On the other hand there was a left leaning former actor blaming the Tories for everything he could think of between breaths. Shielding the vulnerable makes sense. Localised restrictions makes sense, if that is the way to take the pressure off, but it surely only delays the spread rather than stops it.
Andrew Neil and others have been looking at the stats, particularly deaths. The increasing number of cases is cited as a reason to lock down but the number of deaths seems to be the same as it usually is.

Some hospitals are providing operations and treatment for cancer and other urgent cases but some have been cancelling them, with unfortunate change in prognosis resulting.
 
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Burnham and Starmer want a lockdown but Burnham refused unless a lot of money was made available. Starmer wants national lockdown but hasn't said how it should be paid for. The previous shadow chancellor was more interested in a Maoist cultural revolution than economics. He was in charge of economics when the Greater London Council failed financially.

And yet...

There is no sign of a second coronavirus wave, experts have said as new Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showed that deaths are just 1.5 per cent above the five-year average and tracking on a normal trajectory for the time of year. Although Covid deaths rose to 438 for the week ending October 9 – an increase of 36 per cent from the previous week, when the figure stood at 321 – overall deaths rose just 143 above the five-year average. There were also 19 fewer overall deaths than in the same week last year.

You can see it in this graph - which has been cribbed from the ONS website.

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I bookmarked the ONS website some weeks back as a more reliable source of data than the MSM.

The fact is, people are adapting to cope with the virus. Hospitals are no longer stupidly discharging people to care homes without testing, care homes I suspect have curbed their workers from working in multiple care homes, there is more PPE available and so on.

I exercise discretion - if the place I want to go into is crowded, I don't go into it. I wear a facemask as required and carry a small bottle of hand sanitiser.

For all the hysteria in the MSM, this second wave bids fair to be far less destructive than the first. More destructive are the politicians - they seem incapable of reading simple graphs like the above.

Wordsmith
 
Were these earners not the class Comrade McD was going to take to the cleaners as 'Class Enemies ?
Yes, but McD is a class hero and therefore entitled to the fruits of the workers toil - as a fitting reward for the hours, the hours I tell you, that he puts into defending them.
 
Yes, but McD is a class hero and therefore entitled to the fruits of the workers toil - as a fitting reward for the hours, the hours I tell you, that he puts into defending them.
Yes, I see, the scales have fallen from my petit bourgeois eyes. McD, Magic and Burnham et al are true horney handed son's and daughter's of toil who are entitled to what they have liberated from their toff exploiters.
 

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