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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by baz1 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:26 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:49 pm
Cummings...Cummings...er no sorry, who? :lol:
Cummings and Goings :lol:

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by ArabJazzie » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:59 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Perhaps Dominic can take Margaret Ferrier up the Barnard Castle!
Wish someone would do something about that! But the hoose doon sooth has more clout than her own party for sorting this out. With Dom on his way though, that is one excuse for her staying in her job that she can no longer rely on!

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by slogen51 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:04 am

The SNP leadership should have withdrawn the whip from Margaret Ferrier so she no longer represents the SNP. A serious sign of dithering and therefore weakness. The SNP have a sizeable majority already in Scotland so one less MP wouldn't matter besides Ferrier would most likely still vote with the SNP until deselected at the next General election.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by baz1 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:14 am

slogen51 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:04 am
The SNP leadership should have withdrawn the whip from Margaret Ferrier so she no longer represents the SNP. A serious sign of dithering and therefore weakness. The SNP have a sizeable majority already in Scotland so one less MP wouldn't matter besides Ferrier would most likely still vote with the SNP until deselected at the next General election.
Mike she has lost the whip but will not resign and they cant force her to.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by slogen51 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:33 am

I didn't realize she has lost the whip - that is all they can do until the next election

So I apologize to Sturgeon.

Lockdown! What lockdown ? Adcocks in Watton is open - they sell washing machines , vacuum cleaners etc and the factory shop outside Brandon is open - they sell anything they can get their hands on. Doesn't bother me but shops that are closed must feel aggrieved?

Edit : Adcocks IS closed

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by mustang5861 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:51 am

slogen51 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:33 am
I didn't realize she has lost the whip - that is all they can do until the next election

So I apologize to Sturgeon.
She's sitting pretty because her constituency party have refused to turn on her - it was noticeable in the vox pop conducted in the constituency after her train journeys that the members of the general pubic were scathing in their condemnation of her, but the SNP activists and members of the party were decidedly reluctant to criticise her. Nicola and the SNP hierarchy have not been slow in the past to withdraw financial support from SNP election candidates, both SNP MSPs and SNP MPs, and I'm sure they will do the same with MF when the time comes. Trouble is, the next general election isn't until 2024. If she was an SNP MSP, the Scottish Parliament elections due in mid-2021 would have meant they would moved heaven and earth to get her out as soon as possible as a liability. Until the next general election there is, however, little the SNP hierarchy can do to turf her out without the full support and action of the constituency party.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by big john » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:32 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:33 am
Lockdown! What lockdown ? Adcocks in Watton is open - they sell washing machines , vacuum cleaners etc and the factory shop outside Brandon is open - they sell anything they can get their hands on. Doesn't bother me but shops that are closed must feel aggrieved?
Maybe they are classed as hardware stores? which are allowed to open!
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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by slogen51 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:26 pm

I got it wrong - Adcocks are shut , the web page says open but they are closed. Shame because the Dyson is broken!

The factory shop carpark just north of Lakenheath was rammed when I drove past this morning.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by pg1610 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:41 pm

You want to see how many cars are on retail parks waiting to pick up click and collect orders on a daily basis

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by raptor9 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:56 pm

Slogen. Replace it with a Shark!!.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by slogen51 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:49 pm

We have a Bosch cordless upright which is great but it doesn't have an attachment to get into all those nooks and crannies , so I am told!

I will never buy a Dyson product again especially after the eponymous millionaire entrepreneur and landowner moved his production facilities abroad to ( Singapore?).

Although to keep on topic I believe Dyson are involved in manufacturing ventilators and PPE

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by Nighthawke » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:52 pm

My "minor claim to fame" - James Dyson's late mother was my English teacher back in the mid '70s.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by plmc135 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:08 pm

pg1610 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:41 pm
You want to see how many cars are on retail parks waiting to pick up click and collect orders on a daily basis
That is a permitted activity I am afraid.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:57 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:49 pm
We have a Bosch cordless upright which is great but it doesn't have an attachment to get into all those nooks and crannies , so I am told!

I will never buy a Dyson product again especially after the eponymous millionaire entrepreneur and landowner moved his production facilities abroad to ( Singapore?).

Although to keep on topic I believe Dyson are involved in manufacturing ventilators and PPE
For your reference:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46962093

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by XWP29 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:11 am

slogen51 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:49 pm
We have a Bosch cordless upright which is great but it doesn't have an attachment to get into all those nooks and crannies , so I am told!

I will never buy a Dyson product again especially after the eponymous millionaire entrepreneur and landowner moved his production facilities abroad to ( Singapore?).

Although to keep on topic I believe Dyson are involved in manufacturing ventilators and PPE
He didn’t Mike. Still backing Engineering in the U.K. :thumbs:
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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by slogen51 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:41 pm

Not a great week for Boris and now he has to self isolate again!

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by slogen51 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:13 pm

In the Corona daily update the Government were pleased to include more good news from the scientific world about a second vaccine that appears to give 95% immunity.

The second vaccine can be stored at -20c as opposed to -80!! For the Pfizer vaccine. Maintaining -80c refrigeration in temporary vaccine centers and health centers does not sound feasible to me.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by Condor68 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:53 pm

With Boris self isolating and Cummings filmed coming out of number 10 at the weekend will he be driving back north to isolate again?

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by slogen51 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:56 am

According to the BBC

"More than two million people are to be placed under Scotland's toughest Covid lockdown restrictions from Friday.

The level four restrictions will remain in place until 11 December.

They will be imposed from 18:00 on Friday in East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire.

North and South Lanarkshire, East and South Ayrshire, Stirling and West Lothian will also move to level four - with about 2.3 million people affected across the 11 local authority areas."

Level four is much tougher ( stay close to home) and therefore more effective than the English lockdown?

But then strangely some council are moving to a more relaxed regime :-

"East Lothian and Midlothian will move from level three to level two from next Tuesday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

Ms Sturgeon also said the existing advice for people in level three or four not to travel outside their own council area except for "certain essential purposes" will become law from Friday."

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54974855

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by ArabJazzie » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:16 pm

Slogen,
If you consider the /100,000 numbers in the following link, You can maybe see why this decision has been taken. Both links contain the Council areas which lag 4/5 days behind, but the up to date NHS area also add to the picture.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53511877

OK, they do not give the full picture, but ive probably been following them too closely recently, and they are remaining stubbornly high. Im sure that the top 4 Council areas, if not top 2, have been above 300/100,000 in the past week and a bit, and the GGC NHS area was up there as well. The main thing for me though is introducing travel restrictions finally removes doubt as to what people can get away with!

And although i think this is a month or 2 too late, If this does work in getting the numbers down, then that may show that a Tiered model for different areas can work and will give hope for the same to work in England until the vaccine comes out in the spring.

However, the lunatics are working towards a Christmas party where i think the good work will be undone, and i fear what will follow in January should everyone pile in to nans to listen to the Queens Speech!

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